[ US /ˈsændˌbæɡ/ ]
[ UK /sˈændbæɡ/ ]
  1. protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up
    The residents sandbagged the beach front
  2. downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling
  3. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
    They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone
  4. hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
  5. treat harshly or unfairly
  1. a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
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How To Use sandbag In A Sentence

  • The soldier fired the rifle through a narrow aperture in a pile of sandbags.
  • The antlers are placed together, held by sandbags and glued with epoxy.
  • The men were very quick about getting down, and after the first night they were practically working in safety for the remaining four or five days necessary to complete the sandbag revetting. The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry and 14th (F. & F. Yeo.) Battn. R.H. 1914-1919
  • Beside us, a Forward Air Controller uses a powerful periscope to pinpoint enemy targets over the sandbagged rim of the observation post.
  • Do you feel in any way, Governor, sandbagged by some other Democrats in the party?
  • The cervical spine should be immobilised with a cervical collar, sandbag, and tape.
  • My voice is like sandpaper, I cough up gobs of phlegm, my liver feels like a sandbag.
  • Looking out of the bus window, I saw tank traps, sandbagged trenches, tank emplacements, barbed wire, low flying copters.
  • The grounds around the house are a maze of shelters and sandbags. Times, Sunday Times
  • Trenches are being dug, power stations sandbagged and people have started to carry gas masks around with them.
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