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sack

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a container made of a flexible material (as paper or plastic)
  • asked the bagger to put all the loaves of bread in the same sack

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2 a place set aside for sleeping
  • I think I'm ready to hit the sack

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Synonyms & Antonyms of sack (Entry 2 of 3)

to let go from office, service, or employment
  • he was sacked for showing up late once too often

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Synonyms of sack (Entry 3 of 3)

to search through with the intent of committing robbery
  • thieves sacked the house in search of the diamond necklace

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ravage, devastate, waste, sack, pillage, despoil mean to lay waste by plundering or destroying. ravage implies violent often cumulative depredation and destruction. a hurricane ravaged the coast devastate implies the complete ruin and desolation of a wide area. an earthquake devastated the city waste may imply producing the same result by a slow process rather than sudden and violent action. years of drought had wasted the area sack implies carrying off all valuable possessions from a place. barbarians sacked ancient Rome pillage implies ruthless plundering at will but without the completeness suggested by sack. settlements pillaged by Vikings despoil applies to looting or robbing without suggesting accompanying destruction. the Nazis despoiled the art museums

Verb (2)

ravage, devastate, waste, sack, pillage, despoil mean to lay waste by plundering or destroying. ravage implies violent often cumulative depredation and destruction. a hurricane ravaged the coast devastate implies the complete ruin and desolation of a wide area. an earthquake devastated the city waste may imply producing the same result by a slow process rather than sudden and violent action. years of drought had wasted the area sack implies carrying off all valuable possessions from a place. barbarians sacked ancient Rome pillage implies ruthless plundering at will but without the completeness suggested by sack. settlements pillaged by Vikings despoil applies to looting or robbing without suggesting accompanying destruction. the Nazis despoiled the art museums

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The first known use of sack was before the 12th century

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“Sack.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sack. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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