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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 ?
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 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.
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.
Some people are having to put sandbags at their doors to keep the flood out.
In Callander, residents were on alert with sandbags being made available to residents and businesses near the Meadows car park.
Eventually, I figured out that the theatre's rigging ropes, which were run over pulleys and tied to sandbags, were made of this naturally derived fiber, as opposed to the durable synthetic rope or steel cable of today's manual steel plate counterweight or motorized rigging systems.
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At the Governors direction, sandbags have already been deployed to the region and have been filled to be ready for placement in lower elevation areas.
Sandbagging, wherein regular, moistened soil is stuffed into sandbags, tamped to flatten the bags and laid the way hollow blocks are laid.
Flood victims desperately scrambled to pile sandbags against their doors, while others threw bucket-loads of water out their windows.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Record Big Sioux River flooding prompted residents in three states to hurriedly prepare for the rising water Thursday, with people lining up for sandbags and moving museum artifacts and other items to higher ground.
FLOOD-hit areas are facing huge tax bills just to get rid of waterlogged sandbags.