A bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast.
Treat harshly or unfairly.
Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang]. visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more
Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means:
— They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone.
Hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag.
Downplay one's ability (towards others) in a game in order to deceive, as in gambling.
Protect or strengthen with sandbags; stop up.
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