Synonyms of sack in English

: sack1sack2

sack1


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noun

1‘a sack full of flour’

SYNONYMS
bag, pack, pouch, pocket
North American, Indian gunny
Scottish poke

2the sack‘I'd better get on with my work now or I'll get the sack’

SYNONYMS
dismissal, discharge, redundancy, termination of employment, one's marching orders
informal the boot, the bullet, the axe, the heave-ho, the old heave-ho, the elbow, the push, the bounce
British informal one's cards, the chop

3the sack‘you don't stay long in the sack’

SYNONYMS
bed
Scottish kip
British informal pit

verb

1‘she was sacked for refusing to work on Sundays’

SYNONYMS
dismiss, give someone their notice, throw out, get rid of, lay off, make redundant, let go, discharge, cashier
informal fire, kick out, boot out, give someone the sack, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, give someone the elbow, give someone the push, give someone their marching orders, show someone the door, send packing
British informal give someone their cards, turf out
dated out
ANTONYMS

hire, take on


Synonyms of sack in English

: sack1sack2

sack2


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verb

1‘Edward I sacked the town in 1296’

SYNONYMS
ravage, lay waste, devastate, ransack, strip, fleece, plunder, pillage, loot, rob, raid
literary despoil
archaic spoil, reave
rare depredate, spoliate, forage

noun

1‘after the sack of the city the cathedral fell into decay’

SYNONYMS
laying waste, ransacking, plunder, plundering, sacking, looting, ravaging, pillage, pillaging, devastation, depredation, stripping, robbery, robbing, raiding
literary despoiling, rape, rapine, ravin
rare spoliation

Phrases

    hit the sack


    SYNONYMS

    go to bed, retire, go to one's room, call it a day, go to sleep

    turn in, hit the hay

    ANTONYMS

    get up