A 23-year-old journalist is under house arrest for exposing government corruption, and an Israeli court has gagged the media.
Ford India decides on second thought that showing kidnapped women bound and gagged was not an appropriate marketing strategy.
They kept me blindfolded and gagged, and when they wanted me to speak, they took out the gag.
She opens the trunk to reveal West inside, bound and gagged.
Tig watching his daughter, bound and gagged but still conscious, burnt to a crisp in front of him.
Frightened beyond ability to shout the servant held up his hands, and was gagged in a jiffy and his hands tied behind his back.
Two others followed, holding Finlay, gagged and bound, by the arms.
The poor fellow was bound and gagged, ere he was sufficiently awake to understand what was happening to him.
For myself, I was at once repelled and gagged by Pierce's manner.
Kneeling beside his superior officer, he cut the handkerchief that gagged him and the ropes that tied his limbs.
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'']