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gag Tweet Definition of gag Like Definition of gag on Facebook
noun
  1. A device to restrain speech, usually a rag in the mouth and secured there with tape, another rag that has been folded into a narrow strip, or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or a leather or rubber strap.
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  1. An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject. Also called a gag order.
  2. A joke or other mischievous prank.
verb (gags, gagging, gagged)
  1. To have the vomiting reflex triggered.
    • (U.S. Army slang) Smoke
    • Transitive_verb, Smoke : to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration)
      1. To restrain someone's speech
galactic Tweet Definition of galactic Like Definition of galactic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to the galaxy or a galaxy.
  2. Of enormous size.
gasp Tweet Definition of gasp Like Definition of gasp on Facebook
noun
  1. A short, sudden intake of breath.
The audience gave a of astonishment
  1. : A draw or drag on a cigerette (or gasper).
I'm popping out for a .
verb
  1. (intransitive): To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
The audience gasped as the magician dissapeared
  1. (intransitive): To breath laboriously or convulsively.
We were all gasping when we reached the summit
  1. (transitive): To speak in a breathless manner
The old man gasped his last few words
goose pimples Tweet Definition of goose pimples Like Definition of goose pimples on Facebook
nounplural
  1. (context, rarely used in the singular) Small bumps on the skin caused by the involuntary erection of hairs in response to cold or fear; (plural of, goose pimple)
goose skin Tweet Definition of goose skin Like Definition of goose skin on Facebook
noun
  1. raised skin, usually on the neck or arms from the cold or fear

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