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sack

noun [S] (STEAL)    /sæk/
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.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingAttacking and invading
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