Meaning of sandbag

sand•bag

Pronunciation: (sand'bag"), [key]
— n., v., -bagged, -bag•ging.
—n.
  1. a bag filled with sand, used in fortification, as ballast, etc.
  2. such a bag used as a weapon.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with sandbags.
  2. to hit or stun with a sandbag.
  3. The election committee was sandbagged into nominating the officers for a second term.
    1. to set upon violently; attack from or as if from ambush.
    2. to coerce or intimidate, as by threats:The election committee was sandbagged into nominating the officers for a second term.
    3. to thwart or cause to fail or be rejected, esp. surreptitiously or without warning:He sandbagged our proposal by snide remarks to the boss.
  4. to deceive (one or more opponents) into remaining in the pot by refraining from betting on a strong hand, then raising the bet in a later round.
—v.i.
  1. to sandbag one or more opponents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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