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Noun: sack  sak
  1. A bag made of paper or plastic for holding a customer's purchases
    - poke, paper bag, carrier bag [Brit]
     
  2. An enclosed space
    "the trapped miners found a sack of air";
    - pouch, sac, pocket
     
  3. The quantity contained in a sack
    - sackful
     
  4. Any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
     
  5. A woman's full loose hiplength jacket
    - sacque
     
  6. A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
    - hammock
     
  7. A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
    - chemise, shift
     
  8. The plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
    "the sack of Rome"
     
  9. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    - dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sacking, chuck [Brit], severance, heave-ho
Verb: sack  sak
  1. Plunder (a town) after capture
    "the barbarians sacked Rome";
    - plunder
     
  2. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    "The boss sacked his secretary today";
    - displace, fire, give notice, can [N. Amer, informal], dismiss, give the axe, send away, force out, give the sack, terminate
     
  3. Make as a net profit
    "The company sacked $1 million";
    - net, sack up, clear
     
  4. Put in a sack
    "The grocer sacked the onions"

Sounds like: sachets, sa, sa

Derived forms: sacked, sacking, sacks

Type of: bag, bed, benefit, case, cavity, conclusion, containerful, dress, encase, enclosed space, ending, frock, gain, incase, jacket, pillage, pillaging, plundering, profit, remove, take, termination, white wine

Encyclopedia: Sack