Sack Sack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacking}.] [See {Sack} pillage.] To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage. [1913 Webster]

The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sacked out — mod. asleep. □ Mary is sacked out in her room. □ Here it is ten o’clock, and you are still sacked out! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sacked out — adjective Sound asleep, usually from a healthy exhaustion. The kids are sacked out in the back seat …   Wiktionary

  • despoiled pillaged raped ravaged sacked — destroyed destroyed adj. 1. p. p. of {destroy}. [Narrower terms: {annihilated, exterminated, wiped out(predicate)}; {blasted, desolate, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted}; {blighted, spoilt}; {blotted out, obliterate, obliterated};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sack/sacked — If someone gets the sack it means they are fired. Then they have been sacked. I can think of a few people I d like to sack! …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • Be sacked — be fired from work …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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