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sandbag

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsandbagsand‧bag1 /ˈsændbæɡ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TBa bag filled with sand, used for protection against floods, explosions etc
Examples from the Corpus
sandbagEmergency workers built a sandbag barricade as 60 patients were put on evacuation stand-by.Mickey Andrews describes their use: We would only fill a sandbag about two-thirds full.The men inside the Camp Holloway compound slept behind sandbag walls and had bunkers to duck into if the mortars came.Under bright overhead lights at one end of the shed a chair had been positioned, banked on three sides by sandbags.He also collected sandbags and wood to barricade the Legation buildings.Simple tasks like filling sandbags or carrying water to the shower area were suddenly difficult.Swiftly, Ace clambered over the red-stained sandbags, and checked the door.
sandbagsandbag2 verb (sandbagged, sandbagging) 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive] to put sandbags around a building in order to protect it from a flood or explosion2 [transitive] to treat someone unfairly in order to prevent them from doing something or being successful→ See Verb table
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sandbagSymmetrical coils of barbed wire obstructed most streets, and houses were sloppily sandbagged.Residents continue to sandbag about 25 homes to protect them from the river.Then he stiffened as if sandbagged by a sudden recollection, gave a small yelp of terror and dashed into the gloom.Morley accused Franklin of sandbagging him by not telling him the full story.So the 49ers were sandbagging in the preseason, throwing their fourth-stringers to the wolves and saving the first-stringers for the season.Walk up to the gates and you feel like you have been sandbagged in the stomach.About 1 a.m., sandbagging is finished.Haller said all sandbagging was finished about 1 a.m.
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Verb table
sandbag
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysandbag
he, she, itsandbags
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysandbagged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sandbagged
he, she, ithas sandbagged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sandbagged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sandbag
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sandbagged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sandbagging
he, she, itis sandbagging
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you, we, theyare sandbagging
Past
I, he, she, itwas sandbagging
you, we, theywere sandbagging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sandbagging
he, she, ithas been sandbagging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sandbagging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sandbagging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sandbagging
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