Translation of sandbag in Spanish:
- saco (masculine) de arena
saco (masculine) terrero
transitive verb present participle sandbagging past tense, past participle sandbagged
- 1 (barricade)proteger con sacos de arena or sacos terrerosExample 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 amenazasExample 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.
intransitive verb present participle sandbagging past tense, past participle sandbagged
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.