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 for sandbag
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  sandbag \sand"bag`\, n.
     A bag filled with sand; small sandbags may be used as a
     weapon, or larger ones to build walls or as ballast; as, they
     kept the flooding river from the area by buiding a temmporary
     dike out of sandbags.
     [WordNet 1.6]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  sandbag \sand"bag`\, v.
     To treat harshly or unfairly. [WordNet sense 1]
     [WordNet 1.6]
  
     2. To hit something or somebody with or as if with a sandbag.
        [WordNet sense 2]
        [WordNet 1.6]
  
     3. To protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; as, the
        residents sandbagged the beach front. [WordNet sense 3]
        [WordNet 1.6]
  
     4. To thwart (another person's plans) by surreptitious
        maneuvers; as, he sandbagged my proposal by talking in
        private with other members of the committee. [informal]
        [PJC]
  
     5. To intimidate or coerce, especially by crude methods.
        [Informal]
        [PJC]
  
     6. To deceive and take advantage of (a person) by
        misrepresenting one's true intentions. [Informal]
        [PJC]
  
     7. Hence: (Poker) To encourage opponents into betting more by
        first refraining from betting while having a strong hand,
        and only later raising the stakes. In informal games,
        certain types of sandbagging are forbidden.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sandbag
      n 1: a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls
           or as ballast
      v 1: treat harshly or unfairly
      2: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged
         him to make dinner for everyone" [syn: dragoon, sandbag,
         railroad]
      3: hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag [syn:
         sandbag, stun]
      4: downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to
         deceive, as in gambling
      5: protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up; "The residents
         sandbagged the beach front"

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