Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gag
IPA transcription: [ɡ'æɡ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
    Meaning: 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"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gag, muzzle
    Meaning: prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
Usage examples
  • She cannot get sufficient water over her gills, and what does filter into her mouth in spite of the gag, is needed by the gag itself.
  • At this moment an official crossed over, and approaching Sancho threw over him a robe of black buckram painted all over with flames of fire, and taking off his cap put upon his head a mitre such as those undergoing the sentence of the Holy Office wear; and whispered in his ear that he must not open his lips, or they would put a gag upon him, or take his life.