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sandbag

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noun sand·bag \ˈsan(d)-ˌbag\

Simple Definition of sandbag

  • : a bag filled with sand and used as a weight or to build temporary walls, dams, etc.

Full Definition of sandbag

  1. :  a bag filled with sand and used in fortifications, as ballast, or as a weapon

1590

First Known Use of sandbag

1590


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sandbag

verb sand·bag

Simple Definition of sandbag

  • : to put sandbags around, on, or in (something)

  • : to hit (someone) with a sandbag

  • : to hide your true abilities or purpose in order to deceive people, gain an advantage, etc.

Full Definition of sandbag

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to bank, stop up, or weight with sandbags

    2. 2a :  to hit or stun with or as if with a sandbagb :  to treat unfairly or harshlyc :  to coerce by crude means <are raiding the Treasury and sandbagging the government — C. W. Ferguson>d :  to conceal or misrepresent one's true position, potential, or intent especially in order to take advantage of

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  to hide the truth about oneself so as to gain an advantage over another

    sand·bag·ger noun

    Examples of sandbag

    1. He claimed he was playing badly because of an injury, but I think he was sandbagging.

    2. I think he was sandbagging us.



    1860

    First Known Use of sandbag

    1860


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