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gag order

A court order prohibiting public reporting of or commentary on a current judicial case by the media or members of the press. Unfortunately, due to a gag order, we can't provide any more details about the murder trial until it is finished.
See also: gag, order

be gagging for (something)

To have a strong desire for something, especially a beverage of some kind. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Good lord, I am gagging for a cup of tea.
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be gagging for it

vulgar To have an intense desire for sexual intercourse. Primarily heard in UK. Many people are under the impression that men are gagging for it 24 hours a day.
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gag on something

to choke on something; to retch on something. The dog is gagging on whatever you gave her. This fish is good, but I hope I don't gag on a bone.
See also: gag, on

be gagging for it

If someone is gagging for it, they want very much to have sex. You could see he was gagging for it.
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be gagging for something

COMMON If someone is gagging for something, they want it very much. I arrived there late, hungry and gagging for a drink.
See also: gag, something


n. a joke; a trick. What a great gag! Everybody will love it.

throat gag

n. liquor; strong liquor. Pour me another glass of that throat gag, barkeep.
See also: gag, throat

gag me with a spoon

A exclamation indicating disgust. “Val-speak” was an idiom created in the 1970s by so-called Valley Girls, reputedly materialistic and self-centered young women who lived in California's San Fernando Valley (outside Los Angeles). Their vocabulary and speech patterns swept the country, propelled by popular music, television shows, and such movies as “Clueless” (based on Jane Austen's novel Emma). Like other fads, linguistic or otherwise, Val-speak disappeared almost as quickly as it had burst on the scene. Where once the staple “gag me with a spoon” (meaning that something was awful enough to induce nausea), was widely heard, it's gone the way of “well, dog my cat” and other archaisms. That's not to say that all Val-speak has disappeared. “As if ” (“that's not going to happen”), “duh!” (“that's obvious”), and the ubiquitous “like” are heard wherever the English language is used . . . and misused.
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If BHP Billiton decides to begin operations on Gag, it has a responsibility to tackle the concerns of local communities already affected by their presence.
Also note that state waters gag fishing is currently closed in four Florida counties: Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor.
It would be nice if Obama's reversal of the gag rule were the last volley in the great pingpong match over the global gag rule.
In fiscal year 2005, the GAG produced an $83 return on each dollar invested in our agency.
By placing the hook between the Mayo stand and the mouth gag, the surgeon can raise the stand by approximately 3 inches, which is usually sufficient to clear the chest.
The Global Gag Rule and Political Action in the Struggle for the Decriminalization of Abortion examines the impact of the Global Gag Rule in Peru.
A fter more than a decade of bringing laughter to the masses, Birmingham's GAG Club will present its last-ever show at MAC next Tuesday.
Ipas, an international organisation dedicated to ending the preventable deaths and disabilities caused by unsafe abortion, joined a coalition in September releasing Access Denied, a new study documenting the harmful effects of the US restrictions on funding for international family planning, widely known as the 'global gag rule'.
Urinary GAG subfractions were separated with a method described by Heickendorff et al.
The researchers found that most of the SIV-specific CTLs, which the monkeys produced in response to the infection, recognized peptides (short sequences of amino acids) from either the Tat or Gag "regulatory" proteins of the virus.
The so-called gag clause has been cited by some as a technique used by managed care companies to limit access to care.
Given all that's changing, I don't know that the GAG can achieve what the residents want," said Joseph Shuldiner, who led the CHA from October 1995 until May 1999, when it was under federal control.
Sustained peptide-specific gamma interferon T-cell response in rhesus macaques immunized with human immunodeficiency virus gag DNA vaccines.
GAG antibodies have since been found in tissue from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but not other forms of the disease.
Patients who received Aldurazyme in both the double-blind and extension study periods maintained the reductions in liver size and urinary GAG excretion that were seen in the first six months of treatment.