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Definition 1: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of sack ) the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension)

(... is a kind of sack ) an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal

(... is a kind of sack ) dismissal from office

(... is a kind of sack ) breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)

(... is a kind of sack ) a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record

(... is a kind of sack ) a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)

(... is a kind of sack ) a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

Definition 2: the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sack of Rome

(sack is a kind of ...) the act of stealing valuable things from a place

"the plundering of the Parthenon" "his plundering of the great authors"

Definition 3: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) a flexible container with a single opening

"he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"

(... is a kind of sack ) a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog

(... is a kind of sack ) a sack for holding customer's groceries

Definition 4: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Definition 5: a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep

"he sat on the edge of the bed" "the room had only a bed and chair"

Definition 6: a woman's full loose hiplength jacket - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) a short coat

Definition 7: any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry) - [noun denoting food]

(sack is a kind of ...) pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation

Definition 8: the quantity contained in a sack - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 9: an enclosed space - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) space that is surrounded by something

Definition 10: put in a sack - [verb of contact]

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The grocer sacked the onions

(sack is a kind of ...) enclose in, or as if in, a case

"my feet were encased in mud"

Definition 11: plunder (a town) after capture - [verb of possession]

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the barbarians sacked Rome

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(sack implies ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

Definition 12: make as a net profit - [verb of possession]

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company cleared $1 million

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) derive a benefit from

"She profited from his vast experience"

(sack has a similar meaning as ...) earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

"How much do you make a month in your new job?" "She earns a lot in her new job" "this merger brought in lots of money" "He clears $5,000 each month"

(sack has a similar meaning as ...) yield as a net profit

"This sale netted me $1 million"

Samples where sack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for sack in the sense of this definition

(sack is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of sack ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of sack ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of sack ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of sack ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of sack ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of sack ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

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