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Definition of sack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sack
    he / she / it sacks
    past simple sacked
    -ing form sacking
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  1. 1sack somebody (informal) to dismiss someone from a job synonym fire She was sacked for refusing to work on Sundays.
  2. 2sack something (of an army, etc., especially in the past) to destroy things and steal property in a town or building Rome was sacked by the Goths in 410.
  3. 3sack somebody (in football) to knock down the quarterback The quarterback was sacked on the 45 yard line, and it was first down for the other team.
  4. Phrasal Verbssack out
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sack