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bag

noun [C]  /bæɡ/ us  

bag noun [C] (OPEN CONTAINER)

a container of paper or light plastic that is open at the top, used esp. to hold things you have bought: a grocery/shopping bag

bag noun [C] (CLOSED CONTAINER)

a container of leather, hard plastic, or cloth material with a top that can be closed, for carrying clothes or other objects, esp. when you are traveling; a suitcase: You can leave your bags in the hotel room, and I’ll send someone up for them later. A bag is also a woman’s pocketbook: I carry a large shoulder bag.

bag

verb [T]  /bæɡ/ (-gg-) us  

bag verb [T] (HUNT)

to hunt and capture or kill an animal or bird: Only 15 percent of last year’s hunters actually bagged a deer.

bag verb [T] (PUT IN BAG)

to put items in a bag: I’ll bag your groceries for you.
(Definition of bag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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