- 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
- 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.
verb, intransitive Slang
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".