Meaning of BAG in English

BAG

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bin bag/liner (= that you use inside a bin to keep it clean )

We need some more bin liners for the kitchen bin.

a golf bag (= that holds the clubs )

I put the golf bag over my shoulder.

a sealed container/box/plastic bag

The specimens he collected were sent back to London in sealed containers.

bag lady

bag of chips

a bag of chips

be a bag/bundle of nerves (= to feel extremely nervous or worried )

I was a bag of nerves during the interview.

body bag

bum bag

carrier bag

clutch bag

diplomatic bag

doggy bag

duffel bag

garment bag

I packed the dresses in a black garment bag.

grab bag

The treaty covers a grab bag of issues.

Jiffy bag

kit bag

overnight bag

He packed an overnight bag and left.

pack a bag/case

You’d better pack your bags. We’re leaving in an hour.

packed...overnight bag

He packed an overnight bag and left.

saddle bag

shopping bag

shoulder bag

sleeping bag

sponge bag

toilet bag

tote bag

unaccompanied bag/luggage etc

The airport X-rays all unaccompanied baggage.

used...as a punching bag

a young wife whose husband used her as a punching bag

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The envelope was too big for the bag , so everyone could see it.

Pretty much every day I have a big bag of popcorn and an apple for lunch.

The cyclist had a big leather bag strapped on the bicycle frame and they kept the set in there.

But for the last week or two he's had to use a bigger bag .

Even the passing policeman was giving out liquorice sweets from a big bag in his pocket.

black

You can barely dump your black bag in the bin before the rubbish regulars pounce.

A couple of inmates were collecting fallen leaves and stuffing them into black bags .

To find out, I marked some green flowers and covered some white ones with a black plastic bag .

She carried a large black leather Gladstone bag in her hand.

The azalea bushes were draped in green and black bags .

It was a black plastic dustbin bag .

Marge was going through her black plastic carry bag , checking the contents.

brown

A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag , its zip open.

Put the peppers in a brown paper bag and seal the bag to steam them.

He was carrying a brown paper bag .

He left and came back with a brown bag that he threw the bundles into.

Packaging materials consisted mainly of greaseproof paper and brown paper bags .

They used to keep the gate receipts in a brown paper bag .

He opened it carefully and extracted a padded brown Jiffy bag .

A brown bag staple, a sandwich is easy to pack and easier to eat, requiring no forks or knives.

diplomatic

Without ciphers and diplomatic bags , espionage and counter-espionage actions were likely to be circumscribed.

The Foreign Office had a contract with the prison to launder diplomatic bags .

It arrived via the diplomatic bag on Saturday morning.

duffel

It took more effort to carry a duffel bag than I had ever en-countered before.

I stepped on to the reef, reached for my duffel bag , and lofted it to my shoulder.

While soldiers piled duffel bags into buses, i held Patience, and she cried.

He is lifted from the hammock to the canoe and his harpoon, food and duffel bag are placed beside him.

He had all of the stuff in a footlocker and in his duffel bag among his clothes.

large

Louise was carrying a large bag which she had managed to balance on the handlebars of her scooter.

Near where he was standing, some one had left a large carrier bag full of clothes.

In our lounge we had two large bean bags and an old sofa with a blanket on it.

Then she buys rice in large bags and some bread, daily you understand.

The movement exposed the very thing she had come expecting to find: a large jute bag .

She waved, but Dawn didn't see her, being too engrossed in stuffing the flowers into a large carrier bag .

It saves throwing away the remains of a large bag of cement, too.

I put them all in a large bag with some heavy stones.

old

He handed Eleanor's book to a moralistic old bag he had once done a writing workshop with.

One crack or tear in them, and they would sag like an old bag of sand.

That would show the old bag .

Me, an old bag of black sheep.

All the other literary women he knew were old bags of whom he would be bitterly ashamed.

Who was that beaten-up old bag wearing my clothes?

It attracted everyone from stunt flying professionals to kids with an old plastic carrier bag and a piece of string.

She had pulled out her rosary from the old cloth bag she carried, and began to pray.

overnight

She looked at him, then realised her overnight bag was in the boot.

She gave him five minutes to pack an overnight bag under Dexter's supervision and say farewell to his family.

Bring a friend or relative for moral support and help in juggling insurance forms and your overnight bag .

She received her overnight bag and Rachel's box from Bryn and thanked him warmly.

She collected an overnight bag and left.

I packed an overnight bag and went and checked the street through a chink in the curtain.

Unzipping her overnight bag , she took out a copy of one of Puddephat's books.

piping

Place a little icing in a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe a decorative border around each foil mirror.

Place the remaining royal icing in the piping bag and fit with a small star nozzle.

Put the potato mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

Drizzle over the petits fours from a fork or a small piping bag . 7 Decorate with sweets or cherries.

Nylon is the best material for piping bags as it wears well and is easy to wash.

Colour a little royal icing brown and place in a piping bag with a writing nozzle.

plastic

Punctured plastic bags blow across the adjacent plots of waste land.

Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers.

A man sits on the floor, his back against a photo booth, with a plastic bag beside him.

She was able to remove the plastic bag and swim to shore.

But not the man with the plastic bag .

The murder weapon, a Kalashnikov free of fingerprints, was left at the scene in a plastic bag .

Sunbathers might find plastic bags of soggy bread and soiled clothes, but uninvited entry into the first world was generally discreet.

Moving briskly, Wade dug out a plastic garbage bag , marched into the living room, and collected the dead houseplants.

sleeping

Mountain Equipment were showing their new range of four Voyager synthetic filled sleeping bags , made without any through stitching.

We carried a tent since the forecast was mixed but many walkers carry only sleeping bags and mats in summer.

Extreme cases on high altitude expeditions have ended up with sleeping bags frozen solid!

Reflex: A fabric used on the outer of some sleeping bags .

They are sewn in the same manner as the slant walls on down sleeping bags .

Some sleeping bags are made from fibrepile which is not a filling as such.

You can also zip the bag to another Kozi-tec model to create a double sleeping bag.

small

The red blood cell is finally a small bag containing haemoglobin molecules for transporting oxygen.

It is important to use small bags , since a large number of acorns together will generate heat.

Prepare a small box or bag containing ordinary household items for each of the expected guests.

Next, two smaller plastic bags emerge.

Cool until beginning to thicken, then spoon into a small greaseproof-paper icing bag .

The walls were covered with feathers, skins, small leather bags , and an array of dead and dried animals.

He'd seen something rather more promising than digital watches under Mr Schofield's work bench, something in a small bag .

The hospital's situation was so desperate that there was only one small bag of drugs to share between 300 sick children.

tote

Is the tote bag an exterior uterus, the outward sign of the unmentionable burden?

She lifts a cake tin out of her tote bag .

Then she hefted her tote bag .

More options include a white patent-leather tote bag and a big straw hat or scarf tied a la Audrey Hepburn.

■ NOUN

air

While air bags do cut down the number of deaths and injuries, they are not completely effective.

True or false? Air bags can open at a rate of 100 miles per hour.

True. Air bags are exceedingly fast, which can be dangerous to infants and elderly passengers.

Parachutes, a pair of small rockets and air bags will cushion its impact.

Ford said every 1998 Ford, Mercury and Lincoln car and truck would be getting the new air bags .

Jennifer better make sure an air bag is handy.

When used properly, air bags save lives.

But like air bags , the new rules are having unintended consequences, and Olson describes them fully.

body

Only two dimensions of cost seem to have received any systematic consideration early on - body bag numbers, and money.

At the Y, I would pretend he was the body bag .

Our greatest fear is that one of our children will end up in a body bag .

But graves registration had run out of body bags , and the corpses were stacked without them.

We had the run of the weight room, the good leather body bag .

The lobby seats resembled our body bag and were filled by small men who did not move.

I could make the huge, heavy body bag creak on its chains and complain to my blows.

He controlled the huge body bag as if it were a speed bag.

canvas

A white towel hung over its back and on the seat rested a brown canvas bag , its zip open.

He had brought the canvas bag with him.

In the afternoons she lay on the bed with the canvas bag beside her.

He fished out some long canvas bags from the barn and told me the picking started at dawn.

She has a 131 canvas bag , so perhaps there's something more suitable in that.

On the floor of the last room stood a tall canvas bag laced at the top.

The canvas bag she was carrying was awkward too and banged against her legs, threatening to trip her up.

Neblett agrees and says he uses canvas bags on his shopping forays.

carrier

You will leave it in a carrier bag at a certain place and time.

What were they doing in a carrier bag ?

It attracted everyone from stunt flying professionals to kids with an old plastic carrier bag and a piece of string.

George frowned as he put his mask neatly in the brown carrier bag before driving home.

Ten days ago a police bullet had hit the explosive which Terry Place had hidden in a carrier bag in the tunnel.

So after finding the hairs they looked at the carrier bag more closely?

Colin dug out a huge carrier bag .

A young girl with a carrier bag pushes her way through the crowd as if she was being pursued.

grab

Burwell is known for her visionary grab bag of charmingly painted furniture, and increasingly, for her stunning computer graphics work.

We were left with a grab bag of effects, only a modicum of which registered.

A true grab bag filled with unexpected surprises.

kit

Sponges and towels are not part of the judicial kit bag .

As you cross the line, make your way to the lorries containing your kit bag .

He came on wearing a sailor's hat, a greatcoat and a kit bag .

Patrick opened the wardrobe and pulled out an old army kit bag .

A kind letter from the commanding officer, his kit bag .

lady

She practised being a bag lady .

In fact, I've always wanted to play a realistic, no make-up, bag lady .

paper

He was carrying a brown paper bag .

The counterman packs the sandwich and soda in a paper bag .

The police were called, after which Bradley started to tear up the paper bags which were on the counter.

Put the peppers in a brown paper bag and seal the bag to steam them.

One night, her aunt drew a length of white chiffon out of a paper bag .

I cradled the bottom of the paper bag containing my lamb chops.

The assistant put them in a paper bag and Tom handed them to him.

She had a history of frequent previous such visits with a response to breathing into a paper bag .

polythene

The powder slipped unprotesting into the polythene bag , which he then quickly resealed.

He closed the book and slipped it into a polythene bag .

Slip the whole tray into a clear polythene bag , and put in a warm and light position.

And he pushed Philip, knocking the polythene bag of grain out of his hand.

Once well formed, remove the polythene bag and allow to grow on for a few weeks before potting on each plant singly.

He tucked the polythene bag into the waterproofed ammunition pouch.

He put three slices of bread and some sultanas into a polythene bag .

I threw my bag into Armstrong's boot and checked the sleeping-bag I always kept there in a polythene bag.

shopping

She only purchased unpackaged products, which she bore home in her ancient shopping bag .

She clutched her shopping bag and her handbag.

It already recycles plastic shrink-wrap into shopping bags , and 550 own-brands products are packed in recycled cardboard.

Stash old plastic or paper shopping bags near the rubbish or garbage bin and then you can re-cycle them as bin liners.

Damp women bundled shopping bags and prams up and down the pavement.

Jimmy swung himself down, and lifted the shopping bag out of the cart.

The trolley had been pushed a few feet away and my handbag removed from my shopping bag .

A woman batters her husband to death with a coffee pot which she for ever after keeps in her shopping bag .

shoulder

Tied loosely around the strap of her shoulder bag was a navy and yellow scarf.

No longer will simply-serviceable shoulder bags suffice.

The collection includes two shoulder bags , two duffle bags, a board case, backpacks and briefcases.

Luna almost always carried a flat black shoulder bag .

Claire jams the black box into her shoulder bag .

A fringed cotton shoulder bag hung over one shoulder and he was the very image of a hippy or New-Age traveler.

But the indefatigable Swans, yellow labels flapping from their shoulder bags , would never dream of sitting anything out.

Rain left him supporting himself against a table as she fetched her shoulder bag .

tea

Jan slopped two tea bags into the bin and scooped sugar into her cup.

These products have most of the herbs discussed here already combined into tea bags ready to be steeped.

Items like tea bags and cigarettes are boxed, then wrapped in cellophane.

Miss Sadie sniffed and dropped the tea bags into the pot.

She poured the water over the tea bags and felt the tears again.

Contemporary packaging trends are in the direction of convenient packages as exemplified by the tea bag .

Fennel can be used in fresh or even tea bag form.

No problem-Lipton now sells a tea bag that lets you brew iced tea with cold water.

■ VERB

bring

Andy was accompanied by his caddie who had brought the full bag just in case his pro decided to change his club.

He had brought the canvas bag with him.

We subsequently brought the bags to Grange, Co.

Guests were asked to bring sleeping bags for the two-day bash.

He helped Gabby bring two enormous bags of her things from her apartment.

When they did return from their New York City trips, Mamita brought back duffle bags full of toys for her grandchildren.

And bring along a trash bag for things you discard.

carry

He carried a leather bag which he placed on the floor by the settee.

He crossed the street, carrying the book bag by its drawstrings, heading for the parked cop car.

Louise was carrying a large bag which she had managed to balance on the handlebars of her scooter.

We carried a tent since the forecast was mixed but many walkers carry only sleeping bags and mats in summer.

A second showed Fung carrying a garbage bag containing the blood sample to his van.

Such a different walk from the day she arrived and had carried her own bag into the house.

The other day for example, at a neighborhood market, I saw a woman carrying grocery bags open her car trunk.

clutch

After all she is clutching her bag like a student would her books.

She clutched her shopping bag and her handbag.

If I actually met Mr Diamond, I would picture him clutching the bag and its contents to his chest.

Polly clutched her bag and cardigan, her mind teeming with questions she was afraid to ask.

The fortunate ones clutch tiny plastic bags of black sand, a pound of which counts as a windfall.

drop

He dropped the bag over and then climbed with the blanket and the torch.

When she saw Quinn, she dropped the bag and screamed.

She dropped the heavy bag , the jacket on top of it, and looked around.

Or else she screamed first and then dropped the bag .

She drooped miserably into the farmhouse, dropping her bag of rehearsal clothes on to the floor.

We arrived shortly before dusk and dropped off our bags at the temple.

She dropped her clutch bag and George frowned as she strained to pick it up.

Miss Sadie sniffed and dropped the tea bags into the pot.

fill

Then after filling a plastic bag she popped the lot in the bin.

He specialized in wristwatches, which filled the athletic bag he always had sitting at his side on the train.

Sighing, she began to fill a carrier bag with essentials; an insurance, she supposed, in case the worst happened.

A man carrying a handgun ordered staff to fill a carrier bag with cash before escaping on foot.

Holly had filled the plastic bag with oil and twisted the neck tight and fastened it with a snip of wire.

All you do is fill the bag with lukewarm water and lay it on the floor.

hold

They then sit in a circle and hold their bags unopened.

And you could end up holding the bag .

Babur holds the bag uncertainly, letting it swing.

You could be left holding the bag .

He held a plastic carrier bag open by the handles.

The woman is left literally holding the bag .

Becky, holding a small carrier bag from a music shop, came in.

Seflor Benavidez watches impassively, holding the bags and the wrapped cord on his lap.

leave

She told you I'd left with a bag .

You could be left holding the bag .

The woman is left literally holding the bag .

In most cases the thieves targeted cars which had been left with bags or other valuables clearly visible.

We were left with a grab bag of effects, only a modicum of which registered.

She left her bag in the car and walked across the grass to the front porch.

Near where he was standing, some one had left a large carrier bag full of clothes.

open

She opened the bag and got out a powder compact that had a small round mirror on the inside of the lid.

But more often than not he would open his bag and lay the object gently inside it.

She opened the bag , dipped in a hand and pulled out a slip of paper.

Soon he lights a candle, opens a bag and stuffs the New Zealand head into it.

The bruiser, opening the bag , jerked his head up.

The bleached fingers shook slightly as he opened the bag .

In her room, she sat on the bed and opening her travelling bag carefully took out the satin-lined box.

Eventually, he thought, they would have to open the bag for her.

pack

They packed their bags , sold the house and left me: I got that news in prison.

They returned to their hotel, packed their bags , and left for Penn Station to catch a train for Washington.

Mr Wijeratne has suggested that civilians in the area - a million of them - should pack their bags and leave.

Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers.

A third group have packed their bags and are ready to travel immediately as the snow falls.

In March his doctor told him to pack his bags and go to sunny Arizona for a long rest.

The robbers opened the strongroom and packed the cash into bags .

Guilty. Pack your bags , boys, and hit the bus.

place

Or grate the rind on to small pieces of freezer film; wrap tightly, then place in a polythene bag .

Converse placed his bag inside the runner and climbed aboard.

From Jan. 1, all rubbish must be placed in officially-approved bags , tied and left in special containers.

Curtis had placed his book bag on the table between us, so that I could barely see him.

put

How could we have put their bag into ours without so much as a single check?

I walked into the house, and just as I put down my bags , there was a knock at the door.

He put his bag under his seat and sat down.

Please, let me put your bags on the side.

She put her bag with the story on the passenger seat and drove as if it were a newborn baby.

Examines, hesitates, puts in bag ....

Each body had been cut into seven pieces and the parts put into ten bags .

Three of the seven players told investigators they put Tiger in a bag and beat her with baseball bats.

throw

Once he finds the right ones he throws the bag over his shoulder like Santa and strides purposefully towards the door.

Toward that end, protesters stoned police, cursed them, even threw bags of human waste at them.

Tammuz threw hir another bag without comment.

I was left to throw our bags in back, next to a hundred-pound bag of cement.

What if Penry took one look at her and threw her out, bag and baggage?

Anyone caught Cleaning Fish on Picnic Tables gets thrown out bag baggage.

I threw my bag into Armstrong's boot and checked the sleeping-bag I always kept there in a polythene bag.

We threw our flight bags in the back of the Jeep.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bag of bones

a mixed bag

It's a mixed bag. The actors are fine, but the story is not very believable.

Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag.

Among this lot, the emotional trawl was a bit more of a mixed bag.

But beer-drinkers are a mixed bag these days, and so is the stuff they drink.

Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.

So we have a mixed bag of destinations and holiday choices for you.

The 17 exhibitors at the fair had bought a mixed bag of drawings, spanning centuries and price ranges.

The first is a mixed bag of songs and dances, only a couple associated with Rivera.

You must by now guess that this compilation is by definition a mixed bag, of mixed quality.

dive into your bag/pocket etc

it bag/dress/shoes etc

let the cat out of the bag

I'm sorry. Jim knows about last week's party. I'm afraid I let the cat out of the bag.

Some idiot's let the cat out of the bag -- Mrs Simpson realizes there's something going on.

Inadvertently perhaps, the BiE report lets the cat out of the bag.

pack your bags

A third group have packed their bags and are ready to travel immediately as the snow falls.

And if Clinton wins it, George Bush can start packing his bags.

In March his doctor told him to pack his bags and go to sunny Arizona for a long rest.

Mr Wijeratne has suggested that civilians in the area - a million of them - should pack their bags and leave.

So, once again, Erhardt will be packing his bags.

Then I recall that I forgot to bring it with me when I packed my bags in Boston.

They packed their bags, sold the house and left me: I got that news in prison.

They returned to their hotel, packed their bags, and left for Penn Station to catch a train for Washington.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an evening bag

Hand luggage and checked bags must go through Customs.

Some old bag was driving along at 15 miles an hour.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Air bags are 100 % effective in preventing injuries due to accidents.

Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag .

Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.

Meredith went into the cottage, arms full of bags.

Oxygen masks dropped from their hatches and bags flew through the cabins.

Parachutes, a pair of small rockets and air bags will cushion its impact.

She emptied her bag and popped the new shoes inside, covered by her cagoule.

The youths ran off towards the town centre with the bag which contained about £80.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

carrier

Some one did - Carrie felt the carrier bag go from under her arm, then one suitcase.

This week, it emerged that we use eight billion carrier bags a year.

plastic

When they get to the pillbox they have to divide their purchases into three clear plastic bags for inspection.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bag of bones

a mixed bag

It's a mixed bag. The actors are fine, but the story is not very believable.

Airlines, meanwhile, are more of a mixed bag.

Among this lot, the emotional trawl was a bit more of a mixed bag.

But beer-drinkers are a mixed bag these days, and so is the stuff they drink.

Last year was a mixed bag for the billboard business, Nickinello notes.

So we have a mixed bag of destinations and holiday choices for you.

The 17 exhibitors at the fair had bought a mixed bag of drawings, spanning centuries and price ranges.

The first is a mixed bag of songs and dances, only a couple associated with Rivera.

You must by now guess that this compilation is by definition a mixed bag, of mixed quality.

it bag/dress/shoes etc

let the cat out of the bag

I'm sorry. Jim knows about last week's party. I'm afraid I let the cat out of the bag.

Some idiot's let the cat out of the bag -- Mrs Simpson realizes there's something going on.

Inadvertently perhaps, the BiE report lets the cat out of the bag.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I'm tired of waiting. Bag this - I'm leaving.

Julie Gold bagged the top songwriter's award.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But are they going to bag the whole idea?

Mahela's deft little cutters and seam-up varieties could bag a few back-up wickets too.

Sounding sweet and nice bagged Alexander third place in the Iowa vote.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.