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sandbag

[ sand-bag ]
/ ˈsændˌbæg /
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noun
a bag filled with sand, used in fortification, as ballast, etc.
such a bag used as a weapon.
verb (used with object), sand·bagged, sand·bag·ging.
verb (used without object), sand·bagged, sand·bag·ging.
  1. Poker. to sandbag one or more opponents.
  2. Informal. to sandbag an opponent or competitor: guys that sandbag and fall back a little in the first race to get a better starting spot in the second.
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Origin of sandbag

First recorded in 1580–90; sand + bag

OTHER WORDS FROM sandbag

sandbagger, noun
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How to use sandbag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sandbag

sandbag
/ (ˈsændˌbæɡ) /

noun
a sack filled with sand used for protection against gunfire, floodwater, etc, or as ballast in a balloon, ship, etc
a bag filled with sand and used as a weapon
verb -bags, -bagging or -bagged (tr)
to protect or strengthen with sandbags
to hit with or as if with a sandbag
finance to obstruct (an unwelcome takeover bid) by prolonging talks in the hope that an acceptable bidder will come forward

Derived forms of sandbag

sandbagger, noun
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