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verb     gag pronunciation in British English
/ɡæɡ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theygag
he/she/itgags
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past tensegagged
past participlegagged
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to tie a piece of cloth over someone’s mouth so that they cannot speak or make a noise

    They gagged him with his own silk tie.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to be unable to swallow because you feel as if you are going to vomit (=bring food back up from your stomach)
  3. 3
    [transitive] to officially prevent a person, newspaper etc from talking about or publishing something
  4. 4
    [intransitive] [always progressive] British very informal to want something very much, especially sex
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