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  • nounpractical joke
  • verbsilence, stop up
  • verbvomit, choke

synonyms for gag

  • hoax
  • quip
  • ruse
  • trick
  • wisecrack
  • crack
  • drollery
  • jest
  • wile
  • witticism
See also synonyms for: gagged / gagging
  • choke
  • constrain
  • muzzle
  • suppress
  • balk
  • cork
  • curb
  • deaden
  • demur
  • garrote
  • muffle
  • obstruct
  • quiet
  • repress
  • restrain
  • shy
  • squash
  • squelch
  • stifle
  • still
  • stumble
  • throttle
  • tongue-tie
  • bottle up
  • cork up
  • keep the lid on
  • put the lid on
  • shut down
  • tape up
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The movie was bursting with brilliant visual and verbal gags that paid irreverent tribute to Universal Studios horror films such as “Frankenstein” with Boris Karloff and “Dracula” with Bela Lugosi.
CLORIS LEACHMAN, OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESS WHO PLAYED FRAU BLÜCHER (NEIGHHH!) IN ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN,’ DIES AT 94ADAM BERNSTEINJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The gags come in hard and heavy with the kind of pop culture references you’d find in a Dreamworks 3-D animated movie, which make me wonder if the game is better suited for children.
‘IMMORTALS: FENYX RISING’ IS A WORTHY ADVENTURE WAVERING BETWEEN CRINGE AND CHARMGENE PARKNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
These letters, which are the subject of ongoing constitutional disputes in federal courts, allow the FBI to include a gag order with demands for data—barring the company from even disclosing the existence of such a request.
COINBASE RECEIVED 1,914 REQUESTS IN 6 MONTHS FROM FBI, ICE, AND OTHER AGENCIESJEFFOCTOBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
It is critical for the Kenyan government to look to its own policies and increase budgetary allocation for sexual and reproductive health services so that they cushion the impact of the global gag rule.
INSIGHTS INTO HOW THE US ABORTION GAG RULE AFFECTS HEALTH SERVICES IN KENYALGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 2, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The initial indications are that, at least to date, publishers are underwhelmed by the economics and offended by the gag order.
‘QUITE CYNICAL’: PUBLISHERS LEERY ABOUT GOOGLE’S $1 BILLION NEWS LICENSING POTLUCINDA SOUTHERNOCTOBER 1, 2020DIGIDAY
Braceway had made the trip to gag Morley, to see that he didn't uncover something which, after all, Morley didn't know—and I did!
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
They may buck and gag you, as they ought to, 'bout every day, but that won't be nothin' to the welting one of us 'll261 give you.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Bumper felt a tickling sensation in his throat, and he wanted to gag, but the bill prevented him.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
The tickling went on for some time until Bumper, in spite of himself, began to gag and retch.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
"'Cause I remember that coat gag now," said Al with a far-off look.
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WORDS RELATED TO GAG

  • bit
  • curtain
  • epilogue
  • gag
  • introduction
  • number
  • piece
  • prologue
  • routine
  • scene
  • schtick
  • show
  • sketch
  • spot
  • turn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.