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{adj: bound} confined by bonds
"bound and gagged hostages"
<-> unbound



{n: closure, cloture, gag rule, gag law} a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

{n: gag law} any law that limits freedom of the press

{n: gag order} a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
"imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment"

{n: gag, muzzle} restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

{n: gagman, standup comedian} a comedian who uses gags

{n: joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape} a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"
"he knows a million gags"
"thanks for the laugh"
"he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"
"even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

{n: pharyngeal reflex, gag reflex} normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth

{n: punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line} the point of a joke or humorous story

{n: sight gag, visual joke} a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)

{v: choke, gag, fret} be too tight ; rub or press
"This neckband is choking the cat"

{v: gag, choke, strangle, suffocate} struggle for breath ; have insufficient oxygen intake
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

{v: gag, choke} cause to retch or choke

{v: gag, heave, retch} make an unsuccessful effort to vomit ; strain to vomit

{v: gag, muzzle} prevent from speaking out
"The press was gagged"

{v: gag, muzzle} tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

{v: gag, quip} make jokes or quips
"The students were gagging during dinner"


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