sack


Definition: Meaning of, sack in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / sak /

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sack sacks
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  1. a large bag made of strong rough cloth or strong paper, used for storing or carrying flour, coal, vegetables etc
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  2. also sackful the amount that a sack can contain
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  3. the sack British English informal when someone is dismissed from their job
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  4. hit the sack old-fashioned informal to go to bed
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  5. in the sack informal in bed - used to talk about sexual activity
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  6. the sack of something formal a situation in which an army goes through a place, destroying or stealing things and attacking people
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
sack sacked sacked
Present Participle Third Person Singular
sacking sacks
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  1. British English informal to dismiss someone from their job [=  fire]
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  2. to knock down the QUARTERBACK in American football
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  3. if soldiers sack a place, they go through it destroying or stealing things and attacking people
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sack used in phrases

  • dressing sack (noun)
    1. a woman's loose jacket; worn while dressing
  • give the sack (verb)
    1. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  • hit the sack (verb)
    1. prepare for sleep
  • sack coat (noun)
    1. man's hiplength coat with a straight back; the jacket of a suit
  • sack race (noun)
    1. a race in which the competitors, usually children, have to jump forwards with both legs inside a SACK
  • sack up (verb)
    1. make as a net profit
  • sad sack (noun)
    1. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
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sack used in phrasal verbs

  • sack out (phrasal verb)
    1. to go to sleep
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Pronunciation: ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə
Parts of Speech: noun
especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous