(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, bag


1. treat harshly or unfairly

Definition categories: social, wrong

2. compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

- They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone

Similar word(s): dragoon, railroad

Definition categories: social, coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze

3. hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag

Similar word(s): stun

Definition categories: contact, hit

4. downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling

Definition categories: communication, misinform, mislead

5. protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up

- The residents sandbagged the beach front

Definition categories: change, strengthen