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sack1 British & World English

A large bag made of a strong material such as hessian, thick paper, or plastic, used for storing and carrying goods

sack2 British & World English

(Chiefly in historical contexts) plunder and destroy (a captured town or building)

sack3 British & World English

A dry white wine formerly imported into Britain from Spain and the Canaries

sack1 English Thesaurus

a sack full of flour

sack2 English Thesaurus

Edward I sacked the town in 1296

the sack in sack1 British & World English

Dismissal from employment

sack coat British & World English

A loose-fitting coat hanging straight down from the shoulders, particularly as worn by men (sometimes as part of military uniform) in the 19th and early 20th centuries

sack race British & World English

A race in which competitors stand in sacks and jump forward

sack suit British & World English

A suit with a straight loose-fitting jacket

sad sack British & World English

An inept blundering person

sack lunch British & World English

A packed lunch

stuff sack British & World English

A bag into which a sleeping bag, clothing, etc. can be packed

a roll in the hay British & World English

An act of sexual intercourse

sack out in sack1 British & World English

Go to bed, or go to sleep

a sack of potatoes British & World English

Used in similes to refer to clumsiness, inertness, or unceremonious treatment of the person or thing in question

a roll in the hay in roll British & World English

An act of sexual intercourse

daysack British & World English

Another term for daypack.

sack dress in sack1 British & World English

A woman’s short loose unwaisted dress, typically narrowing at the hem, popular especially in the 1950s

a sack of potatoes in sack1 British & World English

Used in similes to refer to clumsiness, inertness, or unceremonious treatment of the person or thing in question