Adjective "gagging" definition and examples

(Gagging may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡaɡ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A piece of cloth put in or over a person's mouth to prevent them from speaking.
  1. 'She ripped the gag from his mouth and undid his hands.'
  2. 'Amy is tied down to a table with a gag in her mouth.'
  3. 'I saw slowly that I was staring at an Elf, I struggled once more to get the gag from my mouth, when he gently removed it and silently offered me a taste of water.'
  4. 'A cloth gag was put over his mouth to stop him from speaking.'
  5. 'To her immense satisfaction, the gag did nothing to prevent the volume of her yelling, only muffled and garbled it.'
  6. 'The strip of cloth holding the gag, once split, fell away from Ford's face.'
  7. 'Her wrists were hooked to a D ring on the back of her collar, and for once she didn't have a gag filling her mouth.'
  8. 'Then, with knife in one hand still posing a threat he arranged her scarf, shifting the material so that it hid the gag around her mouth.'
  9. 'He threw a torch on the tent and Red tried to scream in fear but the gag prevented her.'
  10. 'He was standing, shackled to the top of a door frame with a gag in his mouth at the time he died.'
  11. 'every contract contains a self-signed gag'
  12. 'Tim the Rev had picked up on the notion that the codification is intended to put a political gag on charities, and Peter said that the draft legislation had no such intent.'
A device for keeping the patient's mouth open during a dental or surgical operation.

    verb

    Put a gag on (someone)
    1. 'The man used tights and stockings to bind and gag his victims and it is believed the perverted attacker had a bizarre shoe fetish as in all but one of the cases the victims' shoes were stolen.'
    2. 'But their vitriol genuinely surprised me, especially since the prospect of gagging us with lace and pulling our hair really seemed to turn them on.'
    3. 'As she shouted he tried to gag her with the belt from her dressing gown.'
    4. 'Russian prosecutors are investigating allegations that hospital staff in Yekaterinburg, Russia, gagged babies because they did not want to hear them crying.'
    5. 'They blindfolded and gagged her and tied her arms and legs.'
    6. 'She said the two men broke into the house, blindfolded and gagged her before tying up her arms and legs.'
    7. 'They even worried about what kind of tape to gag him with so it wouldn't irritate his beard.'
    8. 'Two walked away but the other entered and gagged the pensioner by pushing a handkerchief into his mouth then stole his wallet and cash before running away, taking the handkerchief with him.'
    9. 'They bound and gagged the couple and put them in a room, before escaping with valuables worth around Rs 1 lakh.'
    10. 'A pair of robbers wielding a gun and a knife bound and gagged a Carshalton pensioner in his own home in a premeditated crime described as ‘completely horrific’ by police.'
    11. 'Public service employees are also gagged by Oath from public comment on any government matter to which they have knowledge.'
    12. 'He says the information is better public, but came to a settlement on Friday which effectively gags him from saying anything more.'
    13. 'He called for a moratorium on the new rules and a detailed explanation from the Law Society about what it was seeking to achieve by gagging its members.'
    14. 'Campaigners accuse the government of encouraging the practice while gagging its critics.'
    15. 'He said, you know, ultimately, I think there is something here and so I'm going to gag Michael with respect to the information that he has.'
    16. 'As part of the NSL, those served with the document are gagged and prohibited from disclosing that they have even been served.'
    17. 'A court has gagged the Wandsworth Guardian to prevent it naming two boys accused of terrorising and vandalising their neighbourhood.'
    18. 'This is just an attempt to gag me and stop me from doing my job on behalf of the ratepayers of Manukau City.'
    19. 'Remember this is an organisation that gags its critics, has hired a private detective to look into me, and has consistently misled its members.'
    20. 'The presidential ordinance gagging the press came two days before parliament was to meet.'
    Choke or retch.
    1. 'Angela made a gagging noise'
    2. 'But there's somebody who either gagged on a spoon, or somebody was choking on a fork, or somebody stuck something too far in the back of their throat.'
    3. 'Billy nearly gagged on his olive, but he knocked the drink back and motioned for another one.'
    4. 'When I broke the seal on my mask, I nearly gagged on the fuel fumes.'
    5. 'Her voice sounded rough and cracked when she spoke, as if she'd scraped her throat with sandpaper and gagged on broken glass.'
    6. 'He poured the liquid from the bottle down her throat, closing her mouth as she coughed and gagged on it.'
    7. 'Hastily I gulped down the rest of the bite of meat and gagged on it.'
    8. 'Her heart jumped up to her throat, and she nearly gagged on her granola bar.'
    9. 'She'd been right, he realized instantly, as he almost gagged on the first bite.'
    10. 'One poor guy gagged on his retainer and his pal thumped him on the back.'
    11. 'She gagged on them for a few minutes and made gurgling noises into the phone as she lifted her face towards the ceiling in hopes of getting the pills down her throat easier.'
    Be very eager to have or do (something)
    1. 'we'll be sitting in front of the TV at five to seven next Saturday evening, gagging for the next instalment'
    2. 'They'll be gagging for the opportunity to play live in front of a crowd.'
    3. 'I was gagging for a ciggy so I lit one up.'
    4. 'It also looks wonderful, and if you like wine, you'll be gagging for a glass by the end!'
    5. 'Around 1300 + steps and three hours or so later, we were back where started from and absolutely gagging for a beer.'
    6. 'As soon as the girls had gone everyone was gagging for more.'
    7. 'The ending leaves you gagging for a sequel and already there are rumours that the film is part of a trilogy.'

    noun

    A joke or an amusing story, especially one forming part of a comedian's act or in a film.
    1. 'York's newest comedy club takes its name from the oldest gag in the joke book.'
    2. 'Third, even an amusing gag distracts the reader from your main point.'
    3. 'I've never seen a short film this jam-packed with gags, and you don't have to be an intellectual to get any of them - only a sci-fi geek.'
    4. 'That doesn't mean there aren't some fine gags in the film.'
    5. 'Today, sex is just a gag, a joke expressed in far more ‘juvenile’ terms.'
    6. 'One of the film's funniest jokes is a running gag involving a car radio stuck on a 1980s soft rock revival station.'
    7. 'Bearing in mind the other critical sin of giving away some of the best puns and visual gags in film history to readers who may not have seen them, all I will say is that the answer is yes, a thousand times yes.'
    8. 'They poke fun at subjects - their films include gags about disabilities, among other things - while seeming to avoid cruelty.'
    9. 'The movie is a veritable mine of in-jokes, strange gags, and funny one-liners.'
    10. 'It's just like having a plasma widescreen except there's someone standing in front of it cracking rather amusing gags.'

    verb

    Tell jokes.

      More definitions

      1. to stop up the mouth of (a person) by putting something in it, thus preventing speech, shouts, etc.

      2. to restrain by force or authority from freedom of speech; silence.

      3. to fasten open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.

      4. to cause to retch or choke.

      5. Metalworking. to straighten or bend (a bar, rail, etc.) with a gag. verb (used without object), gagged, gagging.

      6. to retch or choke. noun

      7. something put into a person's mouth

      More examples(as adjective)

      "physicians can be gagging."

      Origin

      (gag)Mid 19th century (originally theatrical slang): of unknown origin.