"gags" in the noun sense
1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"
"he knows a million gags"
"thanks for the laugh"
"he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
"even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
2. gag, muzzle
restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
"gags" in the verb sense
1. gag, muzzle
prevent from speaking out
"The press was gagged"
2. choke, gag, fret
be too tight rub or press
"This neckband is choking the cat"
3. gag, muzzle
tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
4. gag, quip
make jokes or quips
"The students were gagging during dinner"
5. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate
struggle for breath have insufficient oxygen intake
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
6. gag, choke
cause to retch or choke
7. gag, heave, retch
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit strain to vomit
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