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sack1

sack1

 
 
pronunciation:
saek
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
hit the sack, sack out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large bag, usu. made of coarsely woven material or thick paper, used for holding or transporting items in bulk, such as feed, gravel, potatoes, and the like.
The farm hands loaded the sacks of grain onto the truck.
 
synonyms:
bag, gunnysack, pouch
definition 2: any bag for carrying loose items.
I keep my grocery sacks and re-use them.He took out his sandwich from his lunch sack.
synonyms:
bag, pouch, tote, tote bag
definition 3: the amount contained in a sack; sackful.
The whole sack of laundry was strewn on the bed.
synonyms:
bag, bagful, sackful
definition 4: (slang) dismissal from a position (prec. by the).
He didn't show up for work yesterday, so today he got the sack.
synonyms:
boot
definition 5: (slang) a bed.
He hasn't gotten out of the sack all morning.
synonyms:
bed, bunk
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part of speech: transitive 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, pack
similar words:
fill, package, pouch
definition 2: (slang) to dismiss from a position.
The boss sacked her because she missed too many days of work.
synonyms:
discharge, dismiss, fire, lay off, terminate
similar words:
demobilize, kick out, release
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phrase: hit the sack
phrase: sack out
derivation: sacklike (adj.)
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