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a. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
b. A handbag; a purse.
c. A piece of hand luggage, such as a suitcase or satchel.
d. A pouchlike or sagging organ or part of the body, such as a cow's udder.
2. An object that resembles a pouch.
3. Nautical The sagging or bulging part of a sail.
4. The amount that a bag can hold.
5. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
6. Baseball A base.
7. Slang An area of interest or skill: Cooking is not my bag.
8. Slang A woman considered ugly or unkempt.
v. bagged, bag·ging, bags
1. To put into a bag: bag groceries.
2. To cause to bulge like a pouch.
3. To capture or kill as game: bagged six grouse.
4. Informal
a. To gain; acquire: He bagged a profit from the sale.
b. To capture or arrest: was bagged for trespassing.
c. To accomplish or achieve: bagged a birdie with a long putt.
5. Slang
a. To fail to attend purposely; skip: bagged classes for the day and went to the beach.
b. To stop doing or considering; abandon: bagged the idea and started from scratch.
c. To terminate the employment of.
1. To pack items in a bag.
2. To hang loosely: The pants bag at the knees.
3. To swell out; bulge.
Phrasal Verb:
bag out
To quit or abandon an activity.
bag and baggage
1. With all one's belongings.
2. To a complete degree; entirely.
bag it Slang
1. To cease participating in an activity: Finally in disgust I told my debating opponent to bag it.
2. To bring along one's lunch, as in a paper bag: I don't like cafeteria food, so I always bag it.
in the bag
Assured of a successful outcome; virtually accomplished or won.

[Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi.]

bag′ful n.
bag′ger n.


pl n
1. informal a lot; a great deal
2. (Clothing & Fashion) short for Oxford bags
3. (Clothing & Fashion) informal Brit any pair of trousers
4. children's slang Also: bags I Brit and Austral an indication of the desire to do, be, or have something
5. rough as bags rough as sacks Austral and NZ uncouth
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Some things you might want to keep in the car: blankets, first aid kit, windshield scraper, jumper cables, safety goggles, small shovel, bag of sand or cat litter or even tire chains for traction, tool kit, waterproof matches, highway flares, brightly colored cloth or "help" sign, bottled water and energy bars.
ONE TO LAY Bag Of Sand (Romford) MARTIN WILEY'S brindle ran in an A3 contest at Romford on Monday and was quietly fancied to do well following a recent result in A4 company.
Part of his training was to run up and down from bottom to top and back twice a week - with a 40k bag of sand on his back.
Recently, it took eight telephone calls over a two month period to get a builder's bag of sand removed from the bend of Teignmouth Road - not only was it in a dangerous position, but I was told it had been removed when I standing looking at it
Me and Mr Springer put this bag of sand out to lay across it in case it went off.
Super-dad Kevin Aitman came out of retirement last night to walk his way to victory a with a 20-stone bag of sand on his shoulders, up and down a steep hill.
Clark walked into the Compass Bank in Gainsville, Florida, wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a bag of sand.
YOU could sell some Old Firm fans a bag of sand in the desert.
To mark the occasion and to thank the communities they serve branches throughout the year donated a PS1 to the Wales Air Ambulance for every big bag of sand sold.
This incident was entirely preventable and had Mr Morrow not fortuitously landed on a bag of sand, his injuries could have been a lot worse," he added.
Sacrificing their own safety, they cut open bag after bag of sand, forcing the fire back uphill inch by inch.
Or, in a strange modern twist, we could also buy a bag of sand with gems to just pour into the sieves - completely bypassing the fun stage of panning.