bag
   1. to steal
   The method of concealing and taking away the loot:
    The idea of being had up to the Doctor for bagging fowls, quite unmans him. (T. Hughes, 1856)
   Still common use among schoolchildren. An American bag job is the unauthorized taking of documents by a government agency.
   2. (the bag) dismissal from employment or courtship
   A synonym of sack.
   3. to kill by hunting
   Standard English, referring to the birds and small mammals which are put into the hunter's bag. You can only speak figuratively if you claim to have bagged a rhinoceros or lion. A bag of partridges etc. indicates how many were killed by the hunter in a day.
   Some allusive military use of killing humans:
    We've bagged quite a few snipers. ( J. Major, 1999 — explaining that British soldiers in Bosnia were not fired on because they shot those who targeted them)
   4. to act as an intermediary in bribery
   The container in which the bribe is carried:
    ... he'd been bagging for various judges for decades. (Turow, 1999)
   See also bagman.
   5. see in the bag1,2

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