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bag

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bag

  1. 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 Synonyms of bag poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sack Words Related to bag carryall, portmanteau, traveling bag, wallet; bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel; backpack, barracks bag, duffel bag, haversack, knapsack, rucksack, satchel, tote; handbag, pocketbook, purse, tote bag; ditty bag, flight bag, garment bag, kit bag, shopping bag, work bag

  2. 2 a container for carrying money and small personal items a very carefully dressed woman who makes sure that her bag always matches the color of her shoes Synonyms of bag purse, handbag, pocketbookWords Related to bag clutch, clutch bag, minaudière; billfold, wallet; compact, vanity; poke, pouch, sack; shoulder bag


bag

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bag

  1. 1 to extend outward beyond a usual point the shirt bagged at the waist Synonyms of bag bulge, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellWords Related to bag dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms of bag compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

  2. 2 to take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly bagged a deer while hunting last weekend Synonyms of bag catch, capture, collar, cop [slang], corral, get, glom, grab, grapple, hook, land, nab, nail, net, nobble [British slang], rap, seize, snag, snap (up), snare, snatch, trapWords Related to bag glove, halter, lasso, rope; apprehend, arrest, detain; bay, corner; clasp, clutch, fasten (on), fist, grasp, grip, hold, latch (on or onto), secure; rend, wrest; enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entangle, entrap, mesh; abduct, kidnap, spirit (away or off)Near Antonyms of bag discharge, free, liberate, release; drop, loosen, unhandAntonyms of bag miss

  3. 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 Synonyms of bag quit, chuck, leave, resign (from), retire (from), step aside (from), step down (from)Words Related to bag abandon, vacate; drop out (of), throw upNear Antonyms of bag hire (out or on)Antonyms of bag stay (at)

  4. 4 to obtain (as a goal) through effort bagged a full fellowship at one of the nation's leading universities Synonyms of bag attain, achieve, chalk up, clock (up) [chiefly British], gain, hit, log, make, notch (up), rack up, ring up, score, winWords Related to bag acquire, capture, carry, draw, garner, get, land, make, obtain, procure, realize, secure; amount (to), approach, equal, match, measure up (to), meet, rival, tie, touch; beat, excel, outdo, surpass, topNear Antonyms of bag fall short (of), miss; fail (at); lose

  5. 5 to receive as return for effort bagged an acting nomination for a truly inspired performance Synonyms of bag acquire, attain, earn, bring in, capture, carry, come by, draw, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winWords Related to bag clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, draw, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms of bag accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms of bag forfeit, lose

Synonym Discussion of bag

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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