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bag

Pronunciation: /bæg/

Translation of bag in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (container) bolsa (feminine) a paper/plastic bag una bolsa de papel/plástico
    (handbag)
    (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) cartera (feminine) or (Spain/España) bolso (masculine) or (Mexico/México) bolsa (feminine)
    (mailbag)
    saca (feminine) (del correo) yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir! (British English/inglés británico) [humorous/humorístico] ¡sí señor, no señor, lo que mande el señor! to leave sb holding the bag (American English/inglés norteamericano) cargarle* el muerto a algn
    Example sentences
    • They turn up with bags full of beer.
    • People would come in and drop off bags of clothes by the carload, many of the items still with the tags on them.
    • He was standing next to me with a bag at his feet and he kept dipping into this bag and fiddling about with something.
    1.2 (piece of luggage) maleta (feminine), valija (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , petaca (feminine) (Mexico/México) he packed his bags and left hizo las maletas y se fue where are your bags? ¿dónde está su equipaje?
    Example sentences
    • She turned around, picked up her bag, the only piece of luggage she had.
    • How about buying a piece of luggage that consolidates your bags into a single carry-on that complies with all the rules and your needs?
    • When I pull my luggage (a bag and a laptop) on to the taxi, the driver asked where I were going.
    1.3 (bagful) bolsa (feminine) to be a bag of bones [colloquial/familiar] ser* un costal de huesos or un esqueleto
    Example sentences
    • They just wanted me to donate, monthly, the equivalent amount to half a bag of tea-bags.
    • There were 3 possible destinations: over her trainers, into her popcorn container or into my bag of chocolate brazils.
    • He said one method used to gauge a child's awareness of drug abuse is to ask them to draw the contents of ‘a bag of drugs’ found in the street.
    1.4 (in hunting) piezas (feminine plural) cobradas a mixed bag today's concert is a mixed bag en el concierto de hoy habrá de todo un poco or para todos los gustos my students were a very mixed bag indeed tenía un grupo de alumnos muy heterogéneo, tenía un grupo de alumnos de lo más variopinto in the bag [colloquial/familiar] we can start celebrating: the contract is in the bag ya podemos celebrarlo: el contrato es un hecho, tenemos el contrato en el bote (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] cat1 1 1, cat1 1 2
    Example sentences
    • Looking at photos of other teal hunters' bags, most seem to hold a high percentage of adult male bluewings.
    • It's fairly unlikely that the council will recommend further cuts in the scaup bag limit for the coming season.
    • The federal framework also modified the daily bag limit for the four-day season in the SWDA.
  • 2 2.1 (of skin) bolsa (feminine) to have bags under one's eyes (of skin) tener* bolsas en los ojos (dark rings) tener* ojeras 2.2 (in clothing) bolsa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He looked tired and worn out, with pale skin and purple bags under his eyes.
    • She was aware of her pasty skin, of the bags under her eyes, and of the drawn look on her face without his comments.
    • Mercia was watching her parent's faces; sallow skin, dark bags under their lifeless eyes.
  • 3
    (bags plural)
    3.1 (a lot) [colloquial/familiar] cantidad (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], montones (masculine plural) [colloquial/familiar], pilas (feminine plural) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] there's bags of room (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] hay cantidad or montones or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) pilas de sitio [colloquial/familiar] 3.2 (British English/inglés británico) [Clothing/Indumentaria] pantalones (masculine plural) anchos
    Example sentences
    • Don't you lose any time about your absolutions, - washing, you know; but just jump into a pair of bags and Wellingtons; clap a top-coat on you, and button it up to the chin, and there you are, ready dressed in the twinkling of a bed-post.
    • I wear a pair of bags, a dirty sweater, and go without hat or shoes and stockings.
  • 4 (unpleasant woman) [colloquial/familiar] bruja (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Only a single score down and bags of attrition time still left to play.
    • There is bags of power from way down the rev range and loads of poke in the middle where it is needed for safe overtaking.
    • I imagined that at the end I'd have bags of information, anecdotes and observations.
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps it makes me seem like an old bag, but it does feel intimidating to face a gang of people, of whatever age, with intimidating body language.
    • On the news this morning, the old bag was saying that the visitor figures for the fountain had far exceeded their predictions.
    • He loathed the old bag more than Liz ever did, despite sharing the same political views.
    Example sentences
    • Not that there's anything wrong with that - but not my bag.
    • I tried a course in b/w photography, but realised it was not my bag either.
    • Ostensibly, a Chinwag meeting about PR Online is simply not my bag, but an interface appears to be forming (think Star Trek) between PR and Blogging.
  • 5 (area of interest) [slang/argot] [dated/anticuado] pop music is not my bag la música pop no es lo mío

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)

  • 1

    bag (up)

    (put in bag) [rubbish/vegetables] meter en una bolsa
  • 2 2.1 (in hunting) [rabbit/pheasant] cazar*, cobrar 2.2 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] bags

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-gg-)

  • [trousers] hacer* bolsas

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