[ US /ˈsæk/ ]
[ UK /sˈæk/ ]
  1. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  2. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  3. the quantity contained in a sack
  4. the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
    the sack of Rome
  5. any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
  6. a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
  7. a woman's full loose hiplength jacket
  8. a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily
  9. an enclosed space
    the trapped miners found a pocket of air
  1. put in a sack
    The grocer sacked the onions
  2. make as a net profit
    The company cleared $1 million
  3. plunder (a town) after capture
    the barbarians sacked Rome
  4. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    The company terminated 25% of its workers
    The boss fired his secretary today
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How To Use sack In A Sentence

  • If head-to-toe leopard seems a bit too Big Cat Diary to appeal, then a waterproof rucksack or bumbag in the same print are an easy way to add a distinctive touch to a more classic outfit. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Email and Net abuse at work have become the number one reason why UK employees face the sack, according to a survey out today.
  • He says the briefcase is impractical: A lot of other people in our office use rucksacks because they cycle to work. Briefcases are the new suspenders | clusterflock
  • The defensive line is a strength, but the team would like more quarterback sacks from the left side.
  • I've got a face like a punctured beachball, like an arse that's fallen downstairs, like a rucksack full of dented bells. Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: What Not To Wear
  • Female cockroaches carry their fertilized eggs around in these pod-like sacks called ootheca. Boing Boing
  • He appeared periodically in the villages with his eight donkeys, or neddies as he called them, with jingling bells on their headstalls and their burdens of two sacks of small coal on each. A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs
  • Everything from tobacco sacks and cigarette papers to a spare cinch and a rope, from a change of clothes to a picture of his family or his girl, from old letters and reading material to a marlinespike, was kept in it. This Calder Range
  • Even though he has in effect been sacked, he will trouser a £150,000 bonus.
  • (Members of the Other Place will appreciate the little in-joke about the Woolsack.) Previous John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...
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