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sack

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

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
Synonyms of sack

bag, poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch

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2 a place set aside for sleeping

  • I think I'm ready to hit the sack
Synonyms of sack

bed, bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, rack

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1

sack

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

to let go from office, service, or employment

  • he was sacked for showing up late once too often
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Phrases Synonymous with sack

send packing, show the door (one)

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Synonym Discussion of sack

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

2

sack

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

to search through with the intent of committing robbery

  • thieves sacked the house in search of the diamond necklace
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Synonym Discussion of sack

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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