sack - definition and synonyms


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    the sack

    British informal a situation in which the management of a company ends someone’s job
    get the sack:

    We didn’t want to risk getting the sack by going on strike.

    face the sack (=be in a situation in which it is likely that you will lose your job):

    Incompetent police officers will now face the sack.

    give someone the sack:

    He ought to be given the sack.

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    [countable] an occasion when someone pushes down the quarterback in the sport of American football
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