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bag

 (băg)
n.
1.
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
Idioms:
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.

bagful

(ˈbæɡfʊl)
n
an amount that is or can be contained in a bag: three bagfuls of clothes.

bag•ful

(ˈbæg fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the contents of or amount held by a bag.
2. a considerable amount.
[1275–1325]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bagful - the quantity that a bag will holdbagful - the quantity that a bag will hold; "he ate a large bag of popcorn"
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] Nbolsa f (lleno)

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] nplein sac m
a bagful of sth → un sac rempli de qch, un sac plein de qch
three bagfuls of clothes → trois sacs remplis de vêtements, trois sacs pleins de vêtements

bagful

n a bagful of grocerieseine Tasche voll Lebensmittel

bagful

[ˈbægfʊl] nsacco (pieno)
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Once when Goody emptied an extra big bagful, there was a decided squeak; and next time Goody brought another bagful, a little striped Chipmunk scrambled out in a hurry.
Here are such numbers, I will not say of arrant thieves, but of errant knights and errant squires, errant monks and errant minstrels, errant jugglers and errant jesters, that a man with a single merk would be in danger, much more a poor swineherd with a whole bagful of zecchins.
His business during the daytime he kept to himself, but he certainly was possessed of a bagful of documents and drawings relating to sundry patents connected with the manufacture of woollen goods, the praises of which he was always ready to sing in a most enthusiastic fashion.
Take this bagful of bread-crumbs and this live hare.
They always like a bone or two to clean their teeth on about tea time, which you `as a bagful.
groaned East, holding a bagful in his hand, and looking disconsolately at the carcass, not yet half plucked.
All these I secured, together with several things belonging to the gunner, particularly two or three iron crows, and two barrels of musket bullets, seven muskets, another fowling-piece, with some small quantity of powder more; a large bagful of small shot, and a great roll of sheet-lead; but this last was so heavy, I could not hoist it up to get it over the ship's side.
Prosecutor Diane Williams said of the pair, from Kirkby, Merseyside: "They came here in tandem, pre-planned and had the audacity to come back through security with a case and bagful of goods.
Even worse, had there been a terrorist with a bagful of explosives in the queue then holding hundreds of people in a confined space it would have resulted in carnage if a device was set off.
Members of the Philippine National Police's Special Action Force (SAF) seized a bagful of 'shabu' (methamphetamine hydrochloride) during a raid inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Monday.
Lianshan Mountain residents are capitalizing on their coveted fresh air, selling it by the plastic bagful with signs that read: "Air without industrial pollution" and "Buying air equals buying health.
FRIDAY BELFAST NEWTON FAULKNER Newton is best known for his huge hits Dream Catch Me and a cover version of Massive Attack's Teardrop, but this guitar maestro has a bagful of tracks that are top notch.