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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.
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The information begs the question of how many deaths and malpractice incidents could have been prevented if the gagging orders weren't taking place.
After two efforts at gagging Coe were ineffective, the judge refused his request to leave and ordered more adhesive tape to be applied over his mouth.
I was still gagging, but I was told to "take a few deep breaths.