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sack

noun

1 sack

A bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases.

synonyms: carrier bag, paper bag, poke.

Roget 791: stealing etc. v.; theft, thievery, latrociny, direption; abstraction, appropriation; plagiary, plagiarism; autoplagiarism; latrocinium.    spoliation, ... show more

Dutch: buil



2 sack

An enclosed space.

synonyms: pocket, pouch, sac.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

3 sack

The quantity contained in a sack.

synonym: sackful.

4 sack

Any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry).

Dutch: zak

5 sack

A woman's full loose hiplength jacket.

synonym: sacque.

Dutch: hobbezak

6 sack

A hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily.

synonym: hammock.

Dutch: hangmat
Polish: hamak

7 sack

A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist.

synonyms: chemise, shift.

Dutch: flodderjurk, hemdjurk, soepjurk

8 sack

The plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter.

9 sack

The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).

synonyms: discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sacking.

Roget 756: abrogation, annulment, nullification, recision; vacatur [Lat.]; canceling etc. v.; cancel; revocation, revokement; repeal, rescission, defeasance.    ... show more

Dutch: ontslag, uitstoot
Polish: odprawianie, zwalnianie

verb

1 sack

Plunder (a town) after capture:
— The barbarians sacked Rome.

synonym: plunder.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

2 sack

Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.

synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, send away, terminate.

Roget 756: abrogate, annul, cancel; destroy etc. 162; abolish; revoke, repeal, rescind, reverse, retract, recall; abolitionize; ... show more

Dutch: ontslaan, wippen

3 sack

Make as a net profit.

synonyms: clear, net, sack up.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

4 sack

Put in a sack.


Moby thesaurus: acquire, assault, attack, ax, bag, balloon, banditry, barbarize, barrel, basket, batter, be seized of, bed, bedstead, bladder, boot, boot out, bottle, bounce, box ... show more.

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