bag1 W2S1 [bæg] n
3 old/stupid bag
4¦(a lot of something)¦
5 pack your bags
7 a bag of bones
8 in the bag
10 not somebody's bag
11 bag and baggage
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: baggi]
a) a container made of paper, cloth, or thin plastic which usually opens at the top
a paper bag
a plastic bag
a carrier bag
a garbage bag
b) a ↑handbag
Don't leave your bag in the office when you go for lunch.
c) a large bag that you use to carry your clothes etc when you are travelling
Just throw your bags in the back of the car.
a garment bag
2.) ¦(AMOUNT)¦
the amount that a bag will hold
bag of
a bag of popcorn
3.) old/stupid bag
spoken an insulting word for an old woman
You silly old bag!
bags of sth
spoken especially BrE a lot of something
= ↑plenty
She's got bags of money.
No need to rush, we've got bags of time.
5.) pack your bags informal
to leave a place where you have been living, usually after an argument
We told her to pack her bags at once.
6.) ¦(EYES)¦
bags [plural]
dark circles or loose skin under your eyes, usually because of old age or being tired
7.) a bag of bones informal
a person or animal who is too thin
8.) in the bag informal
certain to be won or achieved
The governor's closest advisors quietly believe the election is in the bag.
9.) ¦(TROUSERS)¦
bags [plural] BrE old-fashioned loose-fitting trousers
Oxford bags
10.) not sb's bag
old-fashioned informal something that someone is not very interested in or not very good at
Thanks but dancing is not really my bag.
11.) bag and baggage
BrE with all your possessions
They threw her out of the house, bag and baggage.
12.) ¦(HUNTING)¦ [usually singular]
BrE the number of birds or animals that someone kills when they go hunting
We had a good bag that day.
→↑sleeping bag, airbag, duffel bag, tote bag, beanbag, punchbag, sandbag1 , ↑teabag,let the cat out of the bag atcat, be left holding the bag athold1 (26), a mixed bag atmixed
bag 2
bag2 past tense and past participle bagged present participle bagging
v [T]
1.) to put things into bags
He got a job bagging groceries.
2.) informal to manage to get something that a lot of people want
Try to bag a couple of seats at the front.
3.) BrE informal to score a ↑goal or a point in sport
Larsson bagged his thirtieth goal of the season in Celtic's win.
4.) informal especially BrE to kill or catch an animal or bird
We bagged a rabbit.
bag up [bag sth<=>up] phr v
to put things into bags
We bagged up the money before we closed the shop.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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