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sack1

sack1

 
pronunciation:
saek
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
hit the sack, sack out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large bag made of thick paper or other strong material and used for holding various kinds of things such as grain, potatoes, onions, coarse salt, and seeds.
The farm workers loaded sacks of potatoes onto the truck.
 
synonyms:
bag, pouch
definition 2: any bag for carrying loose items, esp. one made out of fairly thin paper.
Leon carries his lunch in a sack.
synonyms:
bag, pouch
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sacked, sacking, sacks
definition 1: to place or package in a sack or sacks.
The cashier sacked the groceries while the customer got out her money.
synonyms:
bag, load
similar words:
fill, package
definition 2: (slang) to fire a person from a position or job.
The boss sacked her because she missed too many days of work.
synonyms:
discharge, dismiss, fire
similar words:
release
phrase: hit the sack
phrase: sack out
derivation: sacklike (adj.)
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