Translation of sandbag in Spanish:


saco de arena, n.

Pronunciation /ˈsan(d)baɡ//ˈsæn(d)ˌbæɡ/


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    saco de arena masculine
    saco terrero masculine

transitive verb

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    proteger con sacos de arena
    proteger con sacos terreros
    • The containers in which the soldiers live and operate could be sandbagged on the exterior to protect the occupants from small arms fire and fragmentation.
    • In the first days of INTERFET a number of sandbagged positions were built on the forward deck of the unarmed ship from which machine gunners watched grimly as the ship travelled close to ‘unknown’ territory when entering Dili Harbour.
    • The device was sandbagged, the area cleared and then the tranquillity shattered briefly as a sympathetic charge disposed of the shell.
    • A shallow trench took us to a forward observation post, a sandbagged nest with binoculars and links to the unmanned aerial vehicles circling overhead.
    • These options have been to either send in shirtsleeve forces who must displace and fight from sandbagged 5-ton cargo trucks or send in forces equipped with 68-ton Abrams tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles.
    • Cultural heritage sites, from medieval castles to irreplaceable works of art, were under threat in the 800-year-old Czech capital Prague and the German city of Dresden, while tourist areas were sealed off and sandbagged.
    • Sharpshooters were stationed on rooftops, troops levelled guns from sandbagged windows and armoured vehicles rumbled through the streets of Jamaica's capital, Kingston, under the protection of a hovering helicopter gunship.
    • The councillor said the problem along Highway 52 has been going on for the past four or five years, noting this year alone several houses in the areas have had to be sandbagged.
    • In case anyone starts to think they are camping in the park instead of hunkering down in a war zone, the camp's perimeter is ringed by razor wire and sandbagged foxholes manned by armed guards.
    • Marines fought house-to-house against dozens of well-armed insurgents firing at them from balconies, rooftops and sandbagged bunkers in the border town of Obeidi and surrounding villages.
    • We came upon two sandbagged positions, both deserted.
    • At the Information Ministry, also on the river's west bank, civilians armed with rocket-propelled grenade rifles stood by and a half-dozen soldiers manned sandbagged positions.
    • Trenches are being dug, power stations sandbagged and people have started to carry gas masks around with them.
    • Volunteers have reinforced dikes along the Elbe River and sandbagged their homes and businesses trying to avoid a deluge.
    • Fearing floods, thousands of residents sandbagged their homes.
    • For each section, terram was laid, sandbags placed to hold it in position, and then the lines of historic palisades and piles were sandbagged.
    • Marines take cover behind a sandbagged fighting position to lay down a hail of paintball rounds on the opposition.
    • A tough decision must be made with respect to sandbagging the trucks.
    • Beside us, a Forward Air Controller uses a powerful periscope to pinpoint enemy targets over the sandbagged rim of the observation post.
    • Outside the heavily guarded and sandbagged main gate is a gaggle of small boys, hustling DVDs of The Passion of the Christ and the Baywatch satire, Son of the Beach, to GIs.
  • 2US informal

    obligar con medio de amenazas
    obligar por medio de amenazas
    • But they sandbagged her, so the last thing she was going to do was take insults from the man who almost ruined her career.
    • I think that he was sandbagged a bit by the way they were reported originally.
    • I felt sandbagged by the organizers, so after five to ten minutes I left,’ recounted Kay.
    • He had already announced that he was planning to leave the program to work on a book, but he knew he had been sandbagged, and he didn't like it.
    • Do you feel in any way, Governor, sandbagged by some other Democrats in the party?
    • He accused them of sandbagging him by not fully explaining what they intended to do.
    • This in itself is A-OK, but such countries run the risk of being sandbagged by protectionist tariffs initiated by neighbouring nations.
  • 3US slang

    he was sandbagging me no estaba jugando a tope, para engañarme

intransitive verb


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    dejarse ganar