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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
1. To put sandbags in or around.
2. To hit with a sandbag.
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.
To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
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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
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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.
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Past participle: sandbagged
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|Noun||1.||sandbag - 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"
|Verb||1.||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"|
|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|
|5.||sandbag - protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; "The residents sandbagged the beach front"|
strengthen - gain strength; "His body strengthened"
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