- a bag filled with sand and used for ballast, in military fortifications, for levee protection against floods, etc.
- a small, narrow bag filled with sand and used as a bludgeon
transitive verb-·bagged·, -·bag·ging
- to place sandbags in or around
- to strike or stun with a sandbag
- Informal to force into doing something
- Informal to deceive (someone, esp. an opponent), as by feigning friendship or by disguising one's skill or strength
A bag filled with sand and used as ballast, in the formation of protective walls, or as a weapon.
verbsand·bagged, sand·bag·ging, sand·bags
- To put sandbags in or around.
- To hit with a sandbag.
- Slang a. To treat severely or unjustly.b. To force by crude means; coerce: sandbagged us into cleaning up their mess.c. To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in a game or activity in order to deceive (someone), especially in gambling: sandbagged the pool player by playing poorly in the first game when stakes were low.
To downplay or misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
(third-person singular simple present sandbags, present participle sandbagging, simple past and past participle sandbagged)
- To construct a wall of sandbags (around something).
- To strike someone with a sandbag or other object to disable or render unconscious.
- To deceive someone by pretending to be weak, or (in cards) to have a weak hand.
- To pretend to drink early on so that as the night draws on one can drink everyone "under the table".