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hit the sack

Definition of hit the sack

informal

  1. :  to go to bed <I'm tired. I'm going to hit the sack.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a blow

    :  to come in contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

sackplay
  1. :  a usually rectangular-shaped bag (as of paper, burlap, or canvas)

    :  the amount contained in a sack

    :  a fixed amount of a commodity used as a unit of measure

  1. :  to put in or as if in a sack

    :  to dismiss especially summarily

    :  to tackle (the quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage in football

  1. :  any of several white wines imported to England from Spain and the Canary Islands during the 16th and 17th centuries

  1. :  to plunder (as a town) especially after capture

    :  to strip of valuables :  loot

  1. :  the plundering of a captured town


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