The economic meltdown had brought consumerism to a full stop, and the thought of shopping made me gag.
And bonus points for the school bus that burst into flames with the comic timing of a Simpsons gag.
Those who were cured, who are currently under a gag order due to the pending court case, say Vannoni saved their lives.
“We blew up an entire planet, just for a Doofenshmirtz gag,” laughs Povenmire.
It was a gag, a technique, that I used to employ at the time.
One kind of gag is attributable to failure of memory or deficiency of study on the part of the player.
The poison story had been a gag to make him think he had outwitted Domber.
Without asking questions, the sheriff handed Bob a knife and the ropes and gag were slashed.
The glittering fisherlady could not bind and gag the bait and drop her into his mouth.
Then he threw it aside, got down from the slab, and advanced toward Nick and Jarvis, removing his gag and bonds as he did so.
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.
"joke," 1863, probably related to theatrical sense of "matter interpolated in a written piece by the actor" (1847); or from the sense "made-up story" (1805); or from slang verbal sense of "to deceive, take in with talk" (1777), all perhaps on notion of "stuff, fill" (see gag (v.)).
"act of gagging," 1550s, from gag (v.); figurative use from 1620s.
v. gagged, gag·ging, gags
To choke, retch, or undergo a regurgitative spasm.
To prevent from talking.
[1864+; fr early 1800s British, ''soldier,'' of unknown origin; perhaps fr the Sierra Leone Creole language Krio galut fr Spanish galeoto, ''galley slave'']