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Prank vs. Gag

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Pranknoun

A practical joke or mischievous trick.

‘He pulled a gruesome prank on his sister.’;

Gagnoun

A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.

Pranknoun

(obsolete) An evil deed; a malicious trick, an act of cruel deception.

Gagnoun

(legal) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.

Prankverb

(transitive) To perform a practical joke on; to trick.

Gagnoun

A joke or other mischievous prank.

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Prankverb

To call someone's phone and promptly hang up

‘Hey man, prank me when you wanna get picked up.’; ‘I don't have your number in my phone; can you prank me?’;

Gagnoun

A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.

Prankverb

(transitive) To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously.

Gagnoun

(archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.

Prankverb

(intransitive) To make ostentatious show.

Gagverb

(intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.

‘He gagged when he saw the open wound.’;

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Prankadjective

(obsolete) Full of gambols or tricks.

Gagverb

(transitive) To cause to heave with nausea.

Prankverb

To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; - often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink.

‘In sumptuous tire she joyed herself to prank.’;

Gagverb

(transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.

‘The victims could not speak because the burglar had gagged them with duct tape.’;

Prankverb

To make ostentatious show.

‘White houses prank where once were huts.’;

Gagverb

(transitive) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

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Pranknoun

A gay or sportive action; a ludicrous, merry, or mischievous trick; a caper; a frolic.

‘The harpies . . . played their accustomed pranks.’; ‘His pranks have been too broad to bear with.’;

Gagverb

To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.

‘When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.''’;

Prankadjective

Full of gambols or tricks.

Gagverb

To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.

‘The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked.’;

Pranknoun

acting like a clown or buffoon

Gagverb

To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

‘Mouths gagged to such a wideness.’;

Pranknoun

a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

Gagverb

To cause to heave with nausea.

Prankverb

dress or decorate showily or gaudily;

‘Roses were pranking the lawn’;

Gagverb

To heave with nausea; to retch.

Prankverb

dress up showily;

‘He pranked himself out in his best clothes’;

Gagverb

To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.

Gagnoun

Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.

Gagnoun

A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.

Gagnoun

A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.

Gagnoun

a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;

‘he told a very funny joke’; ‘he knows a million gags’; ‘thanks for the laugh’; ‘he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest’; ‘even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point’;

Gagnoun

restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

Gagverb

prevent from speaking out;

‘The press was gagged’;

Gagverb

be too tight; rub or press;

‘This neckband is choking the cat’;

Gagverb

tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them;

‘The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair’;

Gagverb

make jokes or quips;

‘The students were gagging during dinner’;

Gagverb

struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake;

‘he swallowed a fishbone and gagged’;

Gagverb

cause to retch or choke

Gagverb

make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Gagnoun

a piece of cloth put in or over a person's mouth to prevent them from speaking

‘they tied him up and put a gag in his mouth’;

Gagnoun

a restriction on dissemination of information

‘every contract contains a self-signed gag’;

Gagnoun

a device for keeping the patient's mouth open during a dental or surgical operation.

Gagnoun

a joke or an amusing story, especially one forming part of a comedian's act or in a film

‘films that goad audiences into laughing at the most tasteless of gags’;

Gagverb

put a gag on (someone)

‘she was bound and gagged by robbers’;

Gagverb

prevent (someone) from speaking freely or disseminating information

‘the government is trying to gag its critics’;

Gagverb

choke or retch

‘he gagged on the wine’;

Gagverb

be very eager to have or do (something)

‘we'll be sitting in front of the TV at five to seven next Saturday evening, gagging for the next instalment’; ‘I'm absolutely gagging for a pint’;

Gagverb

tell jokes

‘they gagged about their sexual problems’;

Gag

A gag is usually an item or device designed to prevent speech, often as a restraint device to stop the subject from calling for help and keep its wearer silent. This is usually done by blocking the mouth, partially or completely, or attempting to prevent the tongue, lips, or jaw from moving in the normal patterns of speech.

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