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Synonyms for sack

dismissal

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dismiss

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  • dismiss
  • fire
  • axe
  • discharge
  • kick out
  • give (someone) the boot
  • give (someone) his marching orders
  • kiss off
  • give (someone) the push
  • give (someone) the bullet
  • give (someone) his books
  • give (someone) the elbow
  • give (someone) his cards
  • give someone his or her P45

Synonyms for sack

the act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

Synonyms for sack

a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

an enclosed space

the quantity contained in a sack

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any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

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a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

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a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees)

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a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

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the plundering of a place by an army or mob

plunder (a town) after capture

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put in a sack

References in classic literature ?
McGREGOR threw down the sack on the stone floor in a way that would have been extremely painful to the Flopsy Bunnies, if they had happened to have been inside it.
They loosed the sack, whereupon the wind flew howling forth and raised a storm that carried us weeping out to sea and away from our own country.
After he had waited there some time, he sold the sack of flour for a very good price, and then he returned home at once, for he was afraid that if he stopped too late he might meet some robbers on the way.
Early the next morning the Miller came down to get the money for his sack of flour, but little Hans was so tired that he was still in bed.
And so they began hunting about, and took as much silver as they could lay hands upon, clapping it into a bag, and when they had filled the sack they set forth to Sherwood Forest.
Nevertheless," quoth Robin, "if thou hast no hunger, maybe thou hast thirst, and well I know thou wilt take a cup of sack with me.
They didn't lift that last sack," Kearns protested.
he cried, tossing his sack to the weigher, who transferred to it four hundred dollars from the sacks of the two losers.
He worked the sack of gold out between the lashings and carried it to the water-hole.
Sure," answered O'Brien, thumping down a plethoric sack by the side of Matthewson's.
I've got a sled standing outside now, with twenty fiftypound sacks of flour on it," Matthewson went on with brutal directness; "so don't let that hinder you.
But there were the two somber figures still following him, though their black sacks were drenched and dripping with water.
As they were walking back over the cut grass, the old man called Levin's attention to the little girls and boys who were coming from different directions, hardly visible through the long grass, and along the road towards the mowers, carrying sacks of bread dragging at their little hands and pitchers of the sour rye-beer, with cloths wrapped round them.
Some washed, the young lads bathed in the stream, others made a place comfortable for a rest, untied their sacks of bread, and uncovered the pitchers of rye-beer.
On this mighty tide the black ships--laden with the fresh-scented fir-planks, with rounded sacks of oil-bearing seed, or with the dark glitter of coal--are borne along to the town of St.