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American English: /bæɡ/
British English: /baɡ/

Translation of bag in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (container) a paper/plastic bag
    una bolsa de papel/plástico
    also: handbag
    (especially British English)
    cartera (feminine) or (Spain) bolso (masculine) or (Mexico) bolsa (feminine)
    also: mailbag
    yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir! (British English) [humorous]
    ¡sí señor, no señor, lo que mande el señor!
    to leave somebody holding the bag (American English)
    cargarle el muerto a alguien
    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) 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) to be a bag of bones [colloquial]
    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 bagtoday'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]we can start celebrating: the contract is in the bag
    ya podemos celebrarlo: el contrato es un hecho
    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) to have bags under one's eyes (of skin)
    tener bolsas en los ojos
    (dark rings)
    tener ojeras
    2.2 (in clothing)
    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
    also: bags plural
    3.1 (a lot) [colloquial]
    montones (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    pilas (feminine plural) (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    there's bags of room (British English) [colloquial]
    hay cantidad or montones or (in River Plate area also) pilas de sitio [colloquial]
    (British English) (Clothing)
    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.
    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.
  • 4 (unpleasant woman) [colloquial]
    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.
  • 5 (area of interest) [slang] [dated]pop music is not my bag
    la música pop no es lo mío
    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.

transitive verb -gg-

  • 1

    bag (up)

    (put in bag)
    meter en una bolsa
    Example sentences
    • Under protocols to protect against asbestos contamination, fire personnel and equipment had to be hosed down, while their kit was bagged up and sent for specialist cleaning.
    • So, the computer's got to be moved onto a small coffee table temporarily, and my clothes are either bagged up or hung in various locations at random!
    • After that, they were bagged up for shipping and stored in the freezer until a truck came to get them.
  • 2 2.1 (in hunting)
    2.2 (especially British English) [colloquial] bags
    Example sentences
    • The free event is open to hunters bagging white-tailed deer, mule deer, or antelope in Texas during the past year.
    • Wealthy Britons pay tens of thousands to bag a lion, elephant or polar bear in trophy hunts that recreate images of a bygone colonial era
    • She bagged a deer on her very first shoot, but found it more difficult when asked to go stalking alone.

intransitive verb -gg-

  • (trousers)
    hacer bolsas
    Example sentences
    • The cloak he wore bagged over his body, making his frail stature appear sturdier.
    • Her jeans, partially soaked from splashing onto the street, now seemed almost like they were made for her, because as she moved they moved too, not bagging at the knees.
    • I feel there is nothing wrong with bagging pants as long as your actual underwear and behind is not showing.

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