gag


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gag

1. Med a surgical device for keeping the jaws apart, as during a tonsillectomy
2. Parliamentary procedure another word for closure

gag

Equivalent to choke, but connotes more disgust. "Hey, this is Fortran code. No wonder the C compiler gagged." See also barf.
References in classic literature ?
He began to choke and gag, and meantime the master and the gentleman moved away discussing.
When he comes about nine-thirty to inspect us for the night, we will seize him, gag him, batter him, and early in the morning we will march out of this town, proprietors of this caravan of slaves.
Meanwhile, Grimaud, still mute as ever, drew from the pie the other poniard, the rope ladder and the gag.
He came near to bursting a blood vessel in an endeavor to scream "come in" through the stifling gag.
It was several minutes before the tutor was discovered, so completely had the door covered him; but finally he was dragged forth, his gag and bonds cut away, and a liberal application of cold water had hastened returning consciousness.
Never a word spoke they, and the gag effectually prevented me speaking.
He tried again and again, and it was impossible; the men who had knotted that gag knew the difference between what a man can do with his hands in front of him and what he can do with his hands behind his head.
The bullet had gone through the gag into the jaw; that is why there was a shot-hole in the scarf, but only one shot.
My hands once free, it was a matter of minutes to loosen my legs and to take the gag out of my mouth.
He too was aroused from his studies by a tawny naked arm round his throat, by a bandage over his eyes, and by a gag in his mouth.
If they meant to execute him at La Greve, it could scarcely be worth while to gag him, as they had nearly reached the place of execution.
The man opened his mouth to shout, but already, with lightning-like dexterity, his assailant had inserted a gag between his teeth.