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Meaning of sack

sack

Pronunciation: (sak), [key]
— n.
  1. a large bag of strong, coarsely woven material, as for grain, potatoes, or coal.
  2. the amount a sack holds.
  3. a bag: a sack of candy.
  4. dismissal or discharge, as from a job: to get the sack.
  5. bed: I bet he's still in the sack.
    1. a loose-fitting dress, as a gown with a Watteau back, esp. one fashionable in the late 17th century and much of the 18th century.
    2. a loose-fitting coat, jacket, or cape.
  6. a base.
  7. the udder of a cow.
  8. to go to bed; go to sleep: He never hits the sack before midnight.
  9. See(def. 18).
—v.t.
  1. to put into a sack or sacks.
  2. to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage before the quarterback is able to throw a pass.
  3. to dismiss or discharge, as from a job.
  4. to go to bed; fall asleep.

sack

Pronunciation: (sak), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to pillage or loot after capture; plunder: to sack a city.
—n.
  1. the plundering of a captured place; pillage: the sack of Troy.

sack

Pronunciation: (sak), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong light-colored wine formerly imported from Spain and the Canary Islands.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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