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GAG, v.t.

1. To stop the mouth by thrusting something into the throat, so as to hinder speaking.

2. To keck; to heave with nausea.

GAG, n. Something thrust into the mouth and throat to hinder speaking.




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GAG, v.t.

1. To stop the mouth by thrusting something into the throat, so as to hinder speaking.

2. To keck; to heave with nausea.

GAG, n. Something thrust into the mouth and throat to hinder speaking.


GAG, n.

Something thrust into the mouth and throat to hinder speaking.


GAG, v.t. [W. cegiaw, to choke, to strangle, from cèg, a choking. Cêg signifies the mouth, an opening.]

  1. To stop the mouth by thrusting something into the throat, so as to hinder speaking. – Johnson.
  2. To keck; to heave with nausea. [In Welsh, gag is an opening or cleft; gagenu, to open, chap or gape.]

Gag
  1. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking] hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.

    Marvell.

    The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked. Maccaulay.

  2. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  3. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
  4. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

    Mouths gagged to such a wideness. Fortescue (Transl.).

  5. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.

    [Slang] Cornill Mag.
  6. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.

    Lamb.
  7. To cause to heave with nausea.
  8. A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.

    [Slang]

    Gag rein (Harness), a rein for drawing the bit upward in the horse's mouth. -- Gag runner (Harness), a loop on the throat latch guiding the gag rein.

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Gag

GAG, verb transitive

1. To stop the mouth by thrusting something into the throat, so as to hinder speaking.

2. To keck; to heave with nausea.

GAG, noun Something thrust into the mouth and throat to hinder speaking.

GAGE, noun [Eng. to wage.]

1. A pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act to be done by the person depositing the thing, and which is to be forfeited by non-performance. It is used of a movable thing; not of land or other immovable.

There I throw my gage.

2. A challenge to combat; that is, a glove, a cap, a gauntlet, or the like, cast on the ground by the challenger, and taken up by the accepter of the challenge.

3. A measure, or rule of measuring; a standard. [See Gauge.]

4. The number of feet which a ship sinks in the water.

5. Among letter-founders, a piece of hard wood variously notched, used to adjust the dimensions, slopes, etc. of the various sorts of letters.

6. An instrument in joinery made to strike a line parallel to the straight side of a board.

A sliding-gage, a tool used by mathematical instrument makers for measuring and setting off distances.

Sea-gage, an instrument for finding the depth of the sea.

Tide-gage, an instrument for determining the highth of the tides.

Wind-gage, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind on any given surface.

Weather-gage, the windward side of a ship.

GAGE, verb transitive To pledge; to pawn; to give or deposit as a pledge or security for some other act; to wage or wager.

1. To bind by pledge, caution or security; to engage.

2. To measure; to take or ascertain the contents of a vessel, cask or ship; written also gauge.

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SUCH, a.

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It is to be noted that the definitive adjective a, never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as such a man; such an honor.

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