bag


bag
bag1 [ bæg ] noun count ***
1. ) a container made of paper, plastic, or cloth, used for carrying or storing things:
Put your dirty clothes in the plastic bag.
He was weighed down by shopping bags.
a golf bag
a ) the things in a bag, or the amount that it contains:
bag of: I've already used about half a bag of flour.
b ) often plural a suitcase or similar container in which you carry clothes and other things you need when you are traveling:
The customs officials may want to search your bags.
an overnight bag
c ) a container that someone, especially a woman, uses for carrying small personal things: PURSE:
Can I borrow your black bag for the party?
2. ) OFFENSIVE an insulting word for a woman, especially one who is old
a bag of bones INFORMAL
a person or animal that is much too thin
bags of something BRITISH SPOKEN
a lot of something:
a young athlete with bags of potential
bags under your eyes
loose dark areas of skin below your eyes that you get, for example, when you have not had enough sleep
be in the bag INFORMAL
used for saying that you are certain to get or achieve something:
It was a good interview and I thought the job was in the bag.
not someone's bag INFORMAL
not something that you enjoy or are interested in:
Hiking in the mountains really isn't my bag.
bag
bag 2 [ bæg ] verb
1. ) transitive to put things into bags:
I spent the morning sorting and bagging old clothes.
2. ) transitive INFORMAL to get something before other people take it:
I managed to bag a table by the window for us.
3. ) transitive INFORMAL to catch and kill an animal that you are hunting
4. ) intransitive if clothes bag, they become stretched and look wide

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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