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bag

noun [C]
 
 
/bæɡ/
CONTAINER A1 a container made of paper, plastic, etc, used for carrying things: a paper/plastic bag He packed his bags and left.Bags in general
FOR WOMAN ( also handbag) mainly UK a bag with handles in which a woman carries her money, keys, etcBags in general
AMOUNT the amount a bag contains: It doesn't weigh more than a couple of bags of sugar.General words for size and amount
bags of sth mainly UK informal a large amount of something: There's bags of room.Masses and large amounts of things
bags Bags under your eyes are areas of loose or dark skin. →  See also carrier bag , let the cat out of the bag , shoulder bag , sleeping bag , tote bag The skin, and skin colour
(Definition of bag noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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