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Noun: sandbag  'san(d),bag
  1. A bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
Verb: sandbag (sandbagged,sandbagging)  'san(d),bag
  1. Treat harshly or unfairly
     
  2. Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
    "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone";
    - dragoon, railroad
     
  3. Hit something or somebody as if with a 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"

Derived forms: sandbagging, sandbags, sandbagged

Type of: bag, coerce, disinform, force, hale [archaic], hit, misinform, mislead, pressure, squeeze, strengthen, toughen, wrong

Encyclopedia: Sandbag