bag


bag
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. receptacle, case, container, pouch, sack. —v. trap, capture, take, catch; sag, droop, hang; bulge, protrude, swell. See acquisition, pendency, convexity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A container]
Syn. purse, sack, pouch, pocket, grip, handbag, shopping bag, tote bag, tote, ditty bag, kit bag, knapsack, haversack, rucksack, backpack, fanny pack, carpetbag, kit, satchel, saddlebag, gunny sack, grain sack, woolsack, sac, saccule, suitcase, briefcase, attach? case, sacculus (Latin), bursa, poche, pochette (both French), duffel bag, garment bag, mailbag, diplomatic pouch, pack, container, feedbag, quiver, portmanteau, packet, pocketbook, Gladstone, holster, vanity bag, valise, sabretache, case, wallet, reticule, poke*, holdall*, carryall*, bindle*, tuckerbag*; see also purse .
2. [*A specialty]
Syn. preference, (favorite) activity, one's thing*; see specialty 1 .
in the bag*,
Syn. assured, sure, definite, clinched; see certain 3 .
left holding the bag*,
Syn. deceived, tricked, deserted, left to face the consequences; see abandoned 1 , deserted 1 .
v.
Syn. trap, seize, get; see catch 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
sack, pouch, pack, satchel, tote, carryall, haversack, gunny-bag, duffel, valise, suitcase, portmanteau, briefcase.
II
v.
snare, capture, catch, take, trap, kill, seize.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Slang. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, circle, department, domain, field, orbit, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. See TERRITORY. 2. Slang. Something at which a person excels: forte, long suit, metier, specialty, strong point, strong suit. Slang: thing. See ABILITY. II verb 1. To curve outward past the normal or usual limit: balloon, beetle, belly, bulge, jut, overhang, pouch, project, protrude, protuberate, stand out, stick out. See CONVEX. 2. Informal To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase: capture, catch, get, net1, secure, take. Slang: nail. See GET.

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