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(one's) bag

slang Something one particularly prefers, desires, enjoys, or cares about. Often used in negative constructions. Thank you for the invitation, but long-distance cycling just isn't really my bag. I knew classic literature was your bag, so I thought you might like this book I found.
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bag

1. verb To arrest someone. After trying to bag these guys for months, we were finally able to bring them into the station tonight.
2. verb To get or obtain something. Hey, when you go to that event, be sure to bag some cupcakes for us!
3. verb In medicine, to use a respirator bag to administer oxygen to a patient who cannot breathe on their own. OK, she's not breathing, so get over here and bag her!
4. verb To die. If you don't call 9-1-1 right now, this guy's going to bag!
5. noun Something that one enjoys. I feel so uncomfortable in a club like this—dancing just isn't my bag.
6. noun An unhappy and/or ugly woman. Oh, I don't listen to anything the old bag next door has to say anymore.
7. noun A quantity of drugs. How much does a bag of pot cost these days?

bag it

1. Literally, to put or take something in a bag, such as groceries or a meal. I'm completely full but the meal was delicious. Could you bag it for me? I'll take it for lunch tomorrow.
2. To cancel, abandon, or bring something to an end. After 20 years in the insurance business, I've decided to bag it. I'm going to live my dream as a photographer from now on!
3. Go away and leave me alone. You're really annoying me, so bag it!
4. Stop talking; shut up. Bag it—I'm sick of listening to you!
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bagged

1. Arrested or apprehended. Well, I had to go down to the police station this morning because it seems that my son got bagged last night on his way home.
2. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really bagged!
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bag it

1. Pack things in a bag, as in "Please bag it," the customer said to the checkout clerk. This usage mainly describes packing groceries or other purchases into a bag. [Colloquial; late 1500s]
2. Abandon something or someone, quit. For example, The class is not very good, so I've decided to bag it. This idiom first became widespread among students. [Colloquial; 1960s]
3. Be quiet, stop doing something, go away. For example, I've heard enough about that, so just bag it! [Slang; 1960s]
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bag

1. tv. to capture and arrest someone. (see also bagged. Underworld.) They bagged the robber with the loot still on him.
2. n. an ugly woman. (Rude and derogatory.) Tell the old bag to mind her own business.
3. n. one’s preference; something suited to one’s preference. That kind of stuff is so not my bag!
4. tv. to obtain something. I’ll try to bag a couple of tickets for you.
5. n. a container of drugs. (Drugs. Not necessarily a real bag.) Two bags of H. for two dimes?
6. in. to die. The guy was coughing so hard that I thought he was going to bag right there.
7. tv. to apply a respirator to someone. (Medical. The respirator has a bag attached to hold air.) Quick, bag him before he boxes.

bag someone

tv. to put someone on a respirator. (To apply a medical device, part of which is a rubber bag, used to help someone breathe.) Bag this guy quick. He is struggling to get his breath.
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bagged

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. How can anybody be so bagged on four beers?
2. mod. arrested. “You are bagged,” said the officer, clapping a hand on the suspect’s shoulder.
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bag it

Slang
1. To cease participating in an activity: Finally in disgust I told my debating opponent to bag it.
2. To bring along one's lunch, as in a paper bag: I don't like cafeteria food, so I always bag it.
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