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sandbag

sand·bag

sandbag

 
pronunciation:
saend baeg
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sack full of sand, used to build a fortification or to serve as ballast.
definition 2: a sack full of sand used as a weapon.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sandbagged, sandbagging, sandbags
definition 1: to pile sandbags around or in.
definition 2: to hit with or as if with a sandbag.
definition 3: (informal) to intimidate or coerce.
We were sandbagged into accepting the new rate increase.
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derivation: sandbagger (n.)