I am gagging here, somewhat, at having to state the blessedly obvious.
Valle allegedly admitted he would “really get off knocking her out, tying up her hands and bare feet, and gagging her.”
I am gagging as I struggle to find a way to pay what I owe for gas and electric.
The gagging can be extreme, even when patients are relaxed and cooperating by swallowing repeatedly during the procedure.
Or maybe Alibaba is doing what other companies are doing in China: gagging itself and its customers to appease the apparatchiks.
In such cases the "extemporal wit," or gagging of the comic actors, was indispensably necessary.
From this it will be seen that the art of gagging can hardly be considered to be modern.
gagging the man, he left him there until he was Page 111dead.
Then, somewhere in the crowd, I heard him choking and gagging.
With equal swiftness he dropped it on the sidewalk, growling and gagging at the warm feathers which almost choked him.
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'']