3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

sandbag \sand"bag'\, noun A bag filled with sand; small sandbags may be used as a weapon, or larger ones to build walls or as ballast; as, they kept the flooding river from the area by buiding a temmporary dike out of sandbags. [WordNet 1.6]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

sandbag \sand"bag'\, v. To treat harshly or unfairly. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.6]

2. To hit something or somebody with or as if with a sandbag. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.6]

3. To protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; as, the residents sandbagged the beach front. [WordNet sense 3] [WordNet 1.6]

4. To thwart (another person's plans) by surreptitious maneuvers; as, he sandbagged my proposal by talking in private with other members of the committee. [informal] [PJC]

5. To intimidate or coerce, especially by crude methods. [Informal] [PJC]

6. To deceive and take advantage of (a person) by misrepresenting one's true intentions. [Informal] [PJC]

7. Hence: (Poker) To encourage opponents into betting more by first refraining from betting while having a strong hand, and only later raising the stakes. In informal games, certain types of sandbagging are forbidden. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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


1: treat harshly or unfairly

2: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone" [syn: {dragoon}, {sandbag}, {railroad}]

3: hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag [syn: {sandbag}, {stun}]

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; "The residents sandbagged the beach front"

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