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  Definition of sack
  1. the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)
  2. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"
  3. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  4. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swing easily
  5. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer''s purchases
  6. a woman''s full loose hiplength jacket
  7. any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
  8. the quantity contained in a sack
  9. an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
  10. put in a sack; "The grocer sacked the onions"
  11. make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
  12. plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"
  13. terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
Similar Words: dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sacking, chemise, shift, hammock, poke, paper bag, carrier bag, sacque, sackful, pouch, sac, pocket, net, sack up, clear, plunder, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, force out, give the sack, terminate

 

See Also: net, sack up, clear

 

Hyponyms: superannuation, conge, removal, deactivation, inactivation, dishonorable discharge, Section Eight, doggie bag, doggy bag, grocery bag, shopping bag, retire, pension off, clean out, furlough, lay off, squeeze out, dismiss, send packing, send away, drop

 

Grouped Verbs: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in, net

 

Entailments: destroy, ruin

 

Derivational Morphology: fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, force out, give the sack, terminate, free, discharge, plunder, sackful, poke, paper bag, carrier bag, plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter, loot, booty, pillage, prize, swag, dirty money, plunderage, plundering, pillaging, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sacking

 

Anagrams: cask

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: чувал   Croatian: vreća  
Danish: sæk   Dutch: zak  
Finnish: säkki   French: sac  
German: Sack   Greek: σάκκος  
Hungarian: zsák   Italian: sacco  
Japanese:   Korean: 자루  
Latin: saccus   Norwegian: sekk  
Polish: worek   Portuguese: saco  
Russian: мешок   Serbian: врећа  
Slovak: vrece   Slovene: torba  
Spanish: bolsa   Swedish: säck  
Turkish: çuval   Ukrainian: мішок  
 
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