Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gag

2 senses of gag

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")
       => wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness -- (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Sense 2
gag, muzzle -- (restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting)
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gag

7 senses of gag

Sense 1
gag, muzzle -- (prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged")
       => hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up -- (cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!")

Sense 2
choke, gag, fret -- (be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

Sense 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")
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

Sense 4
gag, quip -- (make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner")
       => joke, jest -- (tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious")

Sense 5
gag, choke, strangle, suffocate -- (struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged")
       => suffer, hurt -- (feel pain or be in pain)

Sense 6
gag, choke -- (cause to retch or choke)
       => sicken -- (make sick or ill; "This kind of food sickens me")

Sense 7
gag, heave, retch -- (make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit)

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