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1 bag /ˈbæg/ noun
plural bags
1 bag
/ˈbæg/
noun
plural bags
Learner's definition of BAG
[count]
: a container made of thin material (such as paper, plastic, or cloth) that opens at the top and is used for holding or carrying things
: a soft container carried by a woman and used to hold money and other small things (such as keys or makeup) see also handbag, shoulder bag
: a container used for carrying personal things (such as clothes) when you are going somewhere usually plural
[count] : the amount of something that is inside a bag
bags [plural] : an area of swollen and often dark skin under a person's eyes
[singular] : a collection of different things (such as ideas) see also grab bag, mixed bag, ragbag
[singular] informal + old-fashioned : something that a person likes to do : something that a person does well
[count] baseball : a square white bag that marks the position of first base, second base, and third base
[count] informal used as an insulting word for an old woman
bags [plural] British, informal : a large amount of something

a bag of nerves

see nerve

bag and baggage

chiefly British
: with all of your possessions

hold the bag

see 1hold

in the bag

informal
: sure to happen : certain to be successful

let the cat out of the bag

see cat
2 bag /ˈbæg/ verb
bags; bagged; bagging
2 bag
/ˈbæg/
verb
bags; bagged; bagging
Learner's definition of BAG
[+ object]
: to put (something) into a bag
: to kill or catch (an animal) while hunting, fishing, etc.
informal : to get (something desired)
US, informal : to give up or leave (something)
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