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Gag (verb)

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To Gag. v.n. [from gaghel, Dutch, the palate, Minshew.] To stop the mouth with something that may allow to breathe, but hinder to speak.

He's out of his guard already: unless you laugh and minister occasion to him, he is gagg'd. Shakesp. Twelfth Night.

There foam'd rebellious logick, gagg'd and bound. Pope.

Sources: Minsheu, John (8) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gag (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 1, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4561.


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