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 for sack
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, saecc, L. saccus, Gr.
     sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. Sac,
     Satchel, Sack to plunder.]
     1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a
        receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as
        cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.
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     2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage
        and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215
        pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. --McElrath.
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     3. [Perhaps a different word.] Originally, a loosely hanging
        garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders,
        and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an
        outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing
        sack. [Written also sacque.]
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     4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending
        from top to bottom without a cross seam.
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     5. (Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2.
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     Sack bearer (Zool.). See Basket worm, under Basket.
     Sack tree (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris
        saccidora) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks
        by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the
        wood for a bottom.
     To give the sack to or get the sack, to discharge, or be
        discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.
     To hit the sack, to go to bed. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\ (s[a^]k), n. [OE. seck, F. sec dry (cf. Sp. seco,
     It. secco), from L. siccus dry, harsh; perhaps akin to Gr.
     'ischno`s, Skr. sikata sand, Ir. sesc dry, W. hysp. Cf.
     A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines. "Sherris
     sack." --Shak.
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     Sack posset, a posset made of sack, and some other
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\, n. [F. sac plunder, pillage, originally, a pack,
     packet, booty packed up, fr. L. saccus. See Sack a bag.]
     The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and
     plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
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           The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, -- by
           which phrase is to be understood the perpetration of
           all those outrages which the ruthless code of war
           allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of
           the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or
           age.                                     --Prescott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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           The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their
           city sacked by a barbarous enemy.        --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\, v. t.
     1. To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
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              Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson. --L.
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     2. To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's
           purchases [syn: sack, poke, paper bag, carrier bag]
      2: an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
         [syn: pouch, sac, sack, pocket]
      3: the quantity contained in a sack [syn: sack, sackful]
      4: any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and
         Canary Islands (including sherry)
      5: a woman's full loose hiplength jacket [syn: sack, sacque]
      6: a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended
         between two trees); swings easily [syn: hammock, sack]
      7: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders
         without a waist [syn: chemise, sack, shift]
      8: the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves
         destruction and slaughter; "the sack of Rome"
      9: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to
         depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge,
         firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]
      v 1: plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked
           Rome" [syn: sack, plunder]
      2: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or
         position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company
         terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: displace, fire,
         give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away,
         sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant:
         employ, engage, hire]
      3: make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million" [syn:
         net, sack, sack up, clear]
      4: put in a sack; "The grocer sacked the onions"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  267 Moby Thesaurus words for "sack":
     acquire, assault, attack, ax, bag, balloon, banditry, barbarize,
     barrel, basket, batter, be seized of, bed, bedstead, bladder, boot,
     boot out, bottle, bounce, box, box up, break, brigandage,
     brigandism, brutalize, bump, bunk, burden, burn, bust, butcher,
     can, capsule, capture, carry on, carton, case, cashier, cashiering,
     cask, catch, chuck, come by, come in for, come into, conge,
     container, contract, corral, couch, crate, defrock, degrade,
     demote, deplume, deposal, depose, depredate, depredation, deprive,
     derive, desecrate, desolate, despoil, despoiling, despoilment,
     despoliation, destroy, devastate, devour, direption, disbar,
     discharge, disemploy, disemployment, dismiss, dismissal, displace,
     displacing, displume, doss, drag down, draw, drop, drum out,
     drumming out, earn, encase, encyst, enmesh, ensnare, entangle,
     enter into possession, entrap, expel, fill, fire, firing, fleece,
     fob, forage, foraging, foray, forced separation, foul, freeboot,
     freebooting, freight, furlough, furloughing, gain, get,
     give the ax, give the gate, go on, gurney, gut, hammer, hamper,
     harpoon, harvest, heap, heap up, hit the hay, hit the sack, hook,
     jar, kick, kick out, kick upstairs, kip, kip down, lade, land,
     lasso, lay off, lay waste, layoff, let go, let out, litter, load,
     loot, looting, make, make redundant, maraud, marauding, mass, maul,
     mesh, mug, nail, net, noose, obtain, pack, pack away, package,
     parcel, pension off, pile, pillage, pillaging, pink slip, plunder,
     plundering, pocket, poke, pot, pouch, prey on, procure, pull down,
     rage, raid, raiding, ramp, rampage, ransack, ransacking, rant,
     rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, rave, raven, ravish,
     ravishment, razzia, read out of, reap, reive, reiving, release,
     removal, remove, replace, retire, retirement, rifle, rifling, riot,
     roar, rope, ruin, sac, sack out, sacking, savage, score, secure,
     send packing, separate forcibly, ship, slaughter, snag, snare,
     sniggle, sofa, sow chaos, spear, spoil, spoiling, spoliate,
     spoliation, stack, store, storm, stow, stretcher, strip,
     superannuate, surplus, surplusing, suspend, suspension, sweep,
     take, tangle, tangle up with, tank, tear, tear around, terminate,
     terrorize, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate, the hay,
     the sack, ticket, tin, trap, turn in, turn off, turn out, unfrock,
     vandalize, violate, walking papers, waste, win, wreck

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