Definition of bag verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bag

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//bæɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæɡ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bag
    BrE BrE//bæɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæɡ//
     
    he / she / it bags
    BrE BrE//bæɡz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæɡz//
     
    past simple bagged
    BrE BrE//bæɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæɡd//
     
    past participle bagged
    BrE BrE//bæɡd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//bæɡd//
     
    -ing form bagging
    BrE BrE//ˈbæɡɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæɡɪŋ//
     
     
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    put into bags
  1. 1bag something (up) to put something into bags The fruit is washed, sorted and bagged at the farm.
  2. catch animal
  3. 2bag something (informal) to catch or kill an animal We bagged ten fish in two hours.
  4. in sport
  5. 3bag something (informal) to score a goal, point, etc. Harkin bagged two goals in last night's win.
  6. claim something
  7. 4bag something (informal) to claim something as yours before somebody else claims it; to take something before somebody else can get it Sally had managed to bag the two best seats. Quick, bag that table over there!
  8. criticize somebody/something
  9. 5bag somebody/something (Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) to criticize somebody/something
  10. decide not to do something
  11. 6bag something (North American English, informal) to decide not to do something because you think it will not be successful or because you think it will be better to do it later They decided to bag the trip because they were short of cash. Don’t use the risk of failure as an excuse to bag the plan. We admitted we were fair-weather climbers and bagged it.
  12. Word Origin Middle English: perhaps from Old Norse baggi.Idioms
    bags (I)…(British English)(North American English dibs on…)
     
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    (informal) used to claim something as yours before somebody else can claim it Bags I sit in the front seat!
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