Definition of sack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    sack

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//sæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sack
     
    he / she / it sacks
     
    past simple sacked
     
    -ing form sacking
     
     
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  1. 1 sack 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. 3 sack 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
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