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sack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

  1. 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 poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, bagWords Related to sack carryall, portmanteau, traveling bag, wallet; bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel; backpack, barracks bag, duffel bag, haversack, knapsack, rucksack, satchel, tote; handbag, pocketbook, purse, tote bag; ditty bag, flight bag, garment bag, kit bag, shopping bag, work bag

  2. 2 a place set aside for sleeping I think I'm ready to hit the sack Synonyms of sack bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, rack, bedWords Related to sack bedstead, futon, mattress, pallet; bunk bed, cot, couch, daybed, feather bed, four-poster, hammock, Murphy bed, shakedown, sleigh bed, sofa, sofa bed, studio couch, trundle bed, water bed; bassinet, carry-cot [British], cradle, crib


sack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

  1. to let go from office, service, or employment he was sacked for showing up late once too often Synonyms of 1sack ax (or axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn offWords Related to 1sack downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separateNear Antonyms of 1sack keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruitAntonyms of 1sack employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up or on), take on

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

sack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sack

  1. to search through with the intent of committing robbery thieves sacked the house in search of the diamond necklace Synonyms of 2sack despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, sackWords Related to 2sack break in, burglarize, rip off, steal (from); comb, hunt, rake, rifle, rummage; harry, raid; ravish

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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