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bags

noun
plural of 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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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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bags

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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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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  • hires (out or on)

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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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“Bags.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bags. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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