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sand·bag

 (sănd′băg′)
n.
A bag filled with sand and used as ballast, in the formation of protective walls, or as a weapon.
v. sand·bagged, sand·bag·ging, sand·bags
v.tr.
1. To put sandbags in or around.
2. To hit with a sandbag.
3. Slang
a. To treat severely or unjustly.
b. To force by crude means; coerce: sandbagged us into cleaning up their mess.
c. To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in a game or activity in order to deceive (someone), especially in gambling: sandbagged the pool player by playing poorly in the first game when stakes were low.
v.intr. Slang
To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.

sand′bag′ger n.

sandbag

(ˈsændˌbæɡ)
n
1. (Military) a sack filled with sand used for protection against gunfire, floodwater, etc, or as ballast in a balloon, ship, etc
2. a bag filled with sand and used as a weapon
vb (tr) , -bags, -bagging or -bagged
3. (Military) to protect or strengthen with sandbags
4. to hit with or as if with a sandbag
5. (Commerce) finance to obstruct (an unwelcome takeover bid) by prolonging talks in the hope that an acceptable bidder will come forward
ˈsandˌbagger n

sand•bag

(ˈsændˌbæg)

n., v. -bagged, -bag•ging. n.
1. a bag filled with sand, used in fortification, as ballast, etc.
2. such a bag used as a weapon.
v.t.
3. to furnish with sandbags.
4. to hit or stun with a sandbag.
5. to coerce or intimidate.
6. to trap (an opponent in poker) into greater loss by pretending one has a weak hand.
v.i.
7. to sandbag an opponent in poker.
[1580–90]
sand′bag`ger, n.

sandbag


Past participle: sandbagged
Gerund: sandbagging

Imperative
sandbag
sandbag
Present
I sandbag
you sandbag
he/she/it sandbags
we sandbag
you sandbag
they sandbag
Preterite
I sandbagged
you sandbagged
he/she/it sandbagged
we sandbagged
you sandbagged
they sandbagged
Present Continuous
I am sandbagging
you are sandbagging
he/she/it is sandbagging
we are sandbagging
you are sandbagging
they are sandbagging
Present Perfect
I have sandbagged
you have sandbagged
he/she/it has sandbagged
we have sandbagged
you have sandbagged
they have sandbagged
Past Continuous
I was sandbagging
you were sandbagging
he/she/it was sandbagging
we were sandbagging
you were sandbagging
they were sandbagging
Past Perfect
I had sandbagged
you had sandbagged
he/she/it had sandbagged
we had sandbagged
you had sandbagged
they had sandbagged
Future
I will sandbag
you will sandbag
he/she/it will sandbag
we will sandbag
you will sandbag
they will sandbag
Future Perfect
I will have sandbagged
you will have sandbagged
he/she/it will have sandbagged
we will have sandbagged
you will have sandbagged
they will have sandbagged
Future Continuous
I will be sandbagging
you will be sandbagging
he/she/it will be sandbagging
we will be sandbagging
you will be sandbagging
they will be sandbagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sandbagging
you have been sandbagging
he/she/it has been sandbagging
we have been sandbagging
you have been sandbagging
they have been sandbagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sandbagging
you will have been sandbagging
he/she/it will have been sandbagging
we will have been sandbagging
you will have been sandbagging
they will have been sandbagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sandbagging
you had been sandbagging
he/she/it had been sandbagging
we had been sandbagging
you had been sandbagging
they had been sandbagging
Conditional
I would sandbag
you would sandbag
he/she/it would sandbag
we would sandbag
you would sandbag
they would sandbag
Past Conditional
I would have sandbagged
you would have sandbagged
he/she/it would have sandbagged
we would have sandbagged
you would have sandbagged
they would have sandbagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandbag - a bag filled with sandsandbag - a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
bag - a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
Verb1.sandbag - treat harshly or unfairly
wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
2.sandbag - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
3.sandbag - hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
4.sandbag - downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling
misinform, mislead - give false or misleading information to
5.sandbag - protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; "The residents sandbagged the beach front"
strengthen - gain strength; "His body strengthened"
Translations

sandbag

[ˈsændbæg]
A. Nsaco m de arena
B. VTproteger con sacos de arena

sandbag

[ˈsændbæg] nsac m de sable

sandbag

[ˈsændˌbæg]
1. nsacchetto di sabbia
2. vt (protect) → proteggere con sacchetti di sabbia; (hit) → colpire (con un sacchetto di sabbia)
References in classic literature ?
Joe was to become capable very soon of turning out pictures that old gentlemen with thin side-whiskers and thick pocketbooks would sandbag one another in his studio for the privilege of buying.
The first to fall was the Goletta, until then reckoned impregnable, and it fell, not by any fault of its defenders, who did all that they could and should have done, but because experiment proved how easily entrenchments could be made in the desert sand there; for water used to be found at two palms depth, while the Turks found none at two yards; and so by means of a quantity of sandbags they raised their works so high that they commanded the walls of the fort, sweeping them as if from a cavalier, so that no one was able to make a stand or maintain the defence.
Their large-veined udders hung ponderous as sandbags, the teats sticking out like the legs of a gipsy's crock; and as each animal lingered for her turn to arrive the milk oozed forth and fell in drops to the ground.
The new dune will connect a sandbag dune constructed earlier this summer and another 200 feet to the north that was built using sandbags in 2003 and extended in 2004 after Hurricane Isabel.
The invention's unique design allows one person to quickly, safely, and efficiently fill a sandbag.
The princes built sandbag the Berkshire village of Datchet, close to their old school Eton College.
In Reading, more than 30 people from 9 Transport Logistics Regiment are building a sandbag wall at Southcote Mill, the spokeswoman said.
Wills and brother Harry, 29, built sandbag walls in the village, some close to their old school, Eton College.
Graham Cannon, left, and Arthur Black moved several |tons of sand to sandbag all their neighbour's homes in Saltview Terrace
Now Primrose ward councillors Emma Lewell-Buck, Ken Stephenson and Jim Perry have arranged additional camera surveys, gully cleaning and sandbag supplies.
It is possibly the most important development in emergency flood protection since the invention of the sandbag.
In most of the capital, you would encounter central security units, militia, armored vehicles, weapons, and sandbag barriers.