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Dictionary definition for: Sack

1. (n) a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer''s purchases

2. (v) plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome"

3. (n) an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

4. (v) terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

5. (n) the quantity contained in a sack

6. (v) make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"

7. (n) any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

8. (v) put in a sack; "The grocer sacked the onions"

9. (n) a woman''s full loose hiplength jacket

10. (n) a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees) swing easily

11. (n) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

12. (n) the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"

13. (n) the termination of someone''s employment (leaving them free to depart)

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