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Noun: sacking  sa-king
  1. Coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
    - bagging
  2. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    - dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, the chop [Brit, informal], the axe [informal], the boot [informal], severance, chuck [Brit, informal], heave-ho [informal]
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 [informal], 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"

Derived forms: sackings

Type of: benefit, case, cloth, conclusion, encase, ending, fabric, gain, incase, material, profit, remove, take, termination, textile

Encyclopedia: Sacking

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