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English definition of “sack”

sack

verb [T] (JOB)    /sæk/
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.Firing staff and being fired
(Definition of sack verb (JOB) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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