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sack2

sack2

 
pronunciation:
saek
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sacked, sacking, sacks
definition: to rob of valuables after capturing; plunder; despoil.
The invaders sacked the city.
synonyms:
despoil, loot, pillage, plunder
similar words:
gut, harry, lay waste, maraud, ransack, ravage, ravish, rob, vandalize
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the plundering and destruction of a place that has been captured.
The historian described the sack of the great city.
synonyms:
depredation, loot, pillage, plunder, rape, rapine
definition 2: items taken in plundering; loot.
The leaders returned to their capital with their sack.
synonyms:
booty, loot, plunder, spoils
similar words:
pillage
derivation: sacker (n.)
Homophone Note
The words sack and sac sound alike but have different meanings.