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sack

noun     /sæk/
[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 sth The men carry 100-pound sacks of coffee on their backs.
[C] US a strong paper or plastic bag used to carry things bought in a food store: a sack of groceries
the sack [S] UK HR, WORKPLACE a situation in which you are told by your employer that you must leave your job, especially because you have done something wrong: get the sack If I don't do the job right, I'll get the sack.give sb the sack Her repeated unexplained absences led her manager to give her the sack. face the sackearn sb the sack The company's poor sales figures finally earned Miller the sack.
(Definition of sack noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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