EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAG
There's no excuse for your talking such stuff as that, and you're not going to do it, if I have to gag you!
"I don't know," the Viceroy said shortly, working the gag out of his mouth.
We bind and gag the Duke, and we convey him with all speed and quiet out of Bridgwater.
The poison story had been a gag to make him think he had outwitted Domber.
The glittering fisherlady could not bind and gag the bait and drop her into his mouth.
He wanted to gag her so that she would hear him out for once and not break into every phrase.
A gag must in future be issued to every Minister with his Windsor uniform.
"Locked in my clothes-closet, with his hands tied and a gag in his mouth," says she.
And I strained at my bonds; mouthed the gag with futile, frenzied effort.
Amazement swept Alan's face; he twisted, mouthed at his gag.
mid-15c., "to choke, strangle," possibly imitative or influenced by Old Norse gaghals "with head thrown back." The sense of "stop a person's mouth" is first attested c.1500. Related: Gagged; gagging.