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sandbag
American English: /ˈsæn(d)ˌbæɡ/
British English: /ˈsan(d)baɡ/

Translation of sandbag in Spanish:

noun

transitive verb present participle sandbagging past tense, past participle sandbagged

  • 1 (barricade)
    proteger con sacos de arena or sacos terreros
    Example sentences
    • The containers in which the soldiers live and operate could be sandbagged on the exterior to protect the occupants from small arms fire and fragmentation.
    • The device was sandbagged, the area cleared and then the tranquillity shattered briefly as a sympathetic charge disposed of the shell.
    • For each section, terram was laid, sandbags placed to hold it in position, and then the lines of historic palisades and piles were sandbagged.
  • 2 (bully) (US) [colloquial]
    forzar
    obligar con or por medio de amenazas
    Example sentences
    • He had already announced that he was planning to leave the program to work on a book, but he knew he had been sandbagged, and he didn't like it.
    • But they sandbagged her, so the last thing she was going to do was take insults from the man who almost ruined her career.
    • This in itself is A-OK, but such countries run the risk of being sandbagged by protectionist tariffs initiated by neighbouring nations.
  • 3 (deceive) (US) [slang]he was sandbagging me
    no estaba jugando a tope, para engañarme

intransitive verb present participle sandbagging past tense, past participle sandbagged

  • (US) [slang]
    dejarse ganar
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