1 gag verb
: to put something (such as a piece of cloth) into or over a person’s mouth in order to prevent that person from speaking, calling for help, etc.
: to prevent (someone) from speaking freely or expressing opinions
Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary
For those who read my earlier post Lancaster REF appeal: Castle closed, reasons confidential, I have disappointing news. HR has now responded to my question “May I publish the Dean’s report on my case in full (with all names removed), which would be my preference? If not, may I quote it? Paraphrase or summarize its main arguments? Refer to it at all? I have always been in favor of presenting all sides of an argument.”
The answer was that I am permitted to report the fact that “my appeal has been rejected … but nothing more.”
2 gag noun
: something said or done to make people laugh
: something done as a playful trick
Meantime an anonymous spokeswoman for Lancaster University has reassured readers of Times Higher Education that: “We are confident that we are making well-informed judgments [on selection of staff for the 2014 REF] as part of a careful decision-making process, which includes internal and external peer review.”
3 gag verb
: to vomit or feel as if you are about to vomit : to feel as if what is in your stomach is going to come up into your mouth
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