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1 sack /ˈsæk/ noun
plural sacks
1 sack
/ˈsæk/
noun
plural sacks
Learner's definition of SACK
[count] : a bag that is made of strong paper, cloth, or plastic
see also gunnysack, rucksack
[count] : the amount that is contained in a sack
the sack chiefly US, informal : a person's bed
the sack informal : a sudden dismissal from a job
[count] American football : the act of tackling the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage
see also sad sack
2 sack /ˈsæk/ verb
sacks; sacked; sacking
2 sack
/ˈsæk/
verb
sacks; sacked; sacking
Learner's definition of SACK
[+ object]
informal : to dismiss (someone) from a job
American football : to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage
US, informal : to put (something) in a sack

sack out

[phrasal verb] US, informal
: to lie down for sleep
◊ A person who is sacked out is sleeping.
compare 3sack
3 sack /ˈsæk/ verb
sacks; sacked; sacking
3 sack
/ˈsæk/
verb
sacks; sacked; sacking
Learner's definition of SACK
[+ object]
: to destroy and take things from (a place, such as a city or town) especially during a war
compare 2sack
4 sack /ˈsæk/ noun
4 sack
/ˈsæk/
noun
Learner's definition of SACK
[singular]
: the act of destroying and taking things from a place (such as a city or town) especially during a war : the act of sacking a place usually + of
compare 1sack
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