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bag

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1 a container made of a flexible material (as paper or plastic)

  • she carries her towel and other supplies to the beach in a bright, colorful bag slung over her arm
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poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sack

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2 a container for carrying money and small personal items

  • she keeps her keys, phone, and wallet each in separate compartments in her bag so that she always knows where they are
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bag

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1 to extend outward beyond a usual point

  • the shirt bagged at the waist
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2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly

  • bagged a deer while hunting last weekend
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take hold (of)

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3 to give up (a job or office)

  • if the supervisor says one more nasty thing to me, I'm going to bag this stupid job
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give notice

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4 to obtain (as a goal) through effort

  • bagged a full fellowship at one of the nation's leading universities
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5 to receive as return for effort

  • bagged an acting nomination for a truly inspired performance
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catch, capture, trap, snare, entrap, ensnare, bag mean to come to possess or control by or as if by seizing. catch implies the seizing of something in motion or in flight or in hiding.
    • caught the dog as it ran by
capture suggests taking by overcoming resistance or difficulty.
    • capture an enemy stronghold
trap, snare, entrap, ensnare imply seizing by some device that holds the one caught at the mercy of the captor. trap and snare apply more commonly to physical seizing.
    • trap animals
    • snared butterflies with a net
entrap and ensnare more often are figurative.
    • entrapped the witness with a trick question
    • a sting operation that ensnared burglars
bag implies shooting down a fleeing or distant prey.
    • bagged a brace of pheasants

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