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SANDBAG (sandbagged, sandbagging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sandbag mean? 

SANDBAG (noun)
  The noun SANDBAG has 1 sense:

1. a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast

  Familiarity information: SANDBAG used as a noun is very rare.


SANDBAG (verb)
  The verb SANDBAG has 5 senses:

1. treat harshly or unfairly
2. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
3. hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
4. downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling
5. protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up

  Familiarity information: SANDBAG used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SANDBAG (noun)


Sense 1sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sandbag" is a kind of...):

bag (a flexible container with a single opening)


SANDBAG (verb)


Sense 1sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat harshly or unfairly

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "sandbag" is one way to...):

wrong (treat unjustly; do wrong to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

dragoon; railroad; sandbag

Context example:

They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone

Hypernyms (to "sandbag" is one way to...):

coerce; force; hale; pressure; squeeze (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Sense 3sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sandbag; stun

Hypernyms (to "sandbag" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "sandbag" is one way to...):

misinform; mislead (give false or misleading information to)

"Sandbag" entails doing...:

downplay; minimise; minimize; understate (represent as less significant or important)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 5sandbag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The residents sandbagged the beach front

Hypernyms (to "sandbag" is one way to...):

strengthen (gain strength)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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