1. Something put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting; SYN. muzzle.
2. An official check or restraint on debate or free speech
3. A laugh-provoking remark or act
4. Prank, trick
1. To choke, retch, or have a spasm causing one to regurgitate; SYN. heave.
2. To cause to retch or choke; SYN. choke.
3. To make jokes or quips; SYN. quip.
4. To prevent from speaking; SYN. muzzle.
5. To struggle for breath; SYN. choke, suffocate.