sack

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Singular
sack

Plural
sacks

A sack
  1. A sack is a bag used to hold things.
    She opened the brown paper sack and put the shopping in it.
  2. (uncountable) To sack is to plunder and pillage a captured town or city.
    The sack of Rome.
  3. The sack is a slang word for bed.
    I'm tired. I think I'll hit the sack and get some sleep.

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Plain form
sack

Third-person singular
sacks

Past tense
sacked

Past participle
sacked

Present participle
sacking

  1. If the company sacks you, they end your job; they fire you.
    Phil was sacked last week, and I think they will get rid of more people soon.
  2. To plunder or pillage a captured town or city.
    The barbarians sacked Rome.

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