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gag1 / gag/ • n. a thing, typically a piece of cloth, put in or over a person's mouth to prevent speaking or crying out. ∎ fig. a restriction on freedom of speech or dissemination of information: they lobbied hard for a gag on doctors and nurses. ∎  a device for keeping the patient's mouth open during a dental or surgical operation. • v. (gagged , gag·ging ) 1. [tr.] (often be gagged) put a gag on (someone): she was bound and gagged by robbers in her home. ∎ fig. (of a person or body with authority) prevent (someone) from speaking freely or disseminating information: the administration is trying to gag its critics. 2. [intr.] choke or retch: he gagged on the sourness of the wine. gag2 • n. a joke or an amusing story or scene, esp. one forming part of a comedian's act or in a film or play. • v. [intr.] tell jokes.

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gag (gag) n. (in medicine) an instrument that is placed between a patient's teeth to keep his mouth open.

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gag †suffocate, choke XV; stop the mouth of XVI. perh. imit.
Hence sb. XVI.

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GAG

GAG Biochem. glycosaminoglycan

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