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sacknoun

uk   us   /sæk/

sack noun (BAG)

C1 [C] a large bag made of strong cloth, paper, or plastic, used to store large amounts of something: The corn was stored in large sacks. a sack of potatoes/coal/flour [C] US a paper or plastic bag used to carry things bought in a food shop: a sack of groceries

sack noun (JOB)

the sack B2 a situation in which someone is removed from their job: They gave him the sack for being late. Two workers got the sack for fighting in the warehouse.

sack noun (STEAL)

[S] the act of stealing all the valuable things from a town and sometimes destroying the town, during a war: The sack (= destruction) of Rome by the Visigoths occurred in the fifth century.

sack noun (BED)

the sack [S] US informal bed: It's late - I'm going to hit the sack (= go to bed). He came home and found Judy and Brad in the sack (= in bed) together.in the sack US informal If someone is good/bad in the sack, they are sexually skilled/not sexually skilled.

sackverb [T]

uk   us   /sæk/

sack verb [T] (JOB)

B2 to remove someone from a job, usually because they have done something wrong or badly, or sometimes as a way of saving the cost of employing them: They sacked her for being late. He got sacked from his last job.
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sack verb [T] (STEAL)

to steal all the valuable things from a building, town, etc., and possibly destroy the building or town, usually during a war: The invaders sacked every village they passed on their route.
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Translations of “sack”
in Arabic جِوال, زَكيبة…
in Korean 부대자루…
in Malaysian pundi, kantung…
in French sac…
in Turkish çuval, büyük torba…
in Italian sacco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 袋子, 大布袋, 麻袋…
in Russian мешок…
in Polish worek…
in Vietnamese bao tải…
in Spanish saco…
in Portuguese saco…
in Thai กระสอบ…
in German der Sack…
in Catalan sac…
in Japanese ずだ袋, 大袋…
in Indonesian karung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 袋子, 大布袋, 麻袋…
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