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sandbag

noun [C] uk   /ˈsænd.bæɡ/ us  
a bag filled with sand, used as a defence against floods, explosions, etc.

sandbag

verb [T] uk   /ˈsænd.bæɡ/ (-gg-) us  
to put sandbags in or around something: They sandbagged the doors to stop the water coming in.
Translations of “sandbag”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於抵禦洪水、爆炸等的)沙袋…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于抵御洪水、爆炸等的)沙袋…
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