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sack in American football topic

sacksack2 verb [transitive]  1 British English informalLEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATION to dismiss someone from their job syn fire They couldn’t sack me – I’d done nothing wrong.sack somebody from something He was sacked from every other job he had.sack somebody for (doing) something He was sacked for being drunk.RegisterIn written and formal British English, people often prefer to use dismiss rather than sack:People can be dismissed for misusing the Internet at work.2 DSAto knock down the quarterback in American football3 PMAATTACKif soldiers sack a place, they go through it destroying or stealing things and attacking people The Goths sacked Rome. sack out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sackThe invaders sacked Delphi and founded Galatia.Why sack everything, why go for the total wipeout?Four years later Brian and Mike, a technician and a linguist were among fourteen sacked for refusing to do so.Hundreds sacked in the credit card war.Because you sacked Jim, how dare you do it?Thousands of children were sacked, many of whom then found work in more dangerous industries.Either Peter would sack me, or I would improve.Perhaps, as Clement Attlee once said of a minister he was sacking, they are simply not up to the job.I told you to sack Wally before I left, he said.sack somebody for (doing) somethingGlover finished with five total tackles and one sack.Tackle Dana Stubblefield sacking Aikman twice for a total loss of 17 yards.She settled on a one-pound sack of cookies for about $ 1.And don't bother sacking me for cheek.Observers believe that Vassiliev and Kokonin were sacked chiefly for financial reasons.These are particularly useful if the sack is intended for group use, or for young people who are still growing.They also demanded the right to form a union and insisted on the reinstatement of policemen sacked earlier for indiscipline.The preacher Sinnett squirmed in the bow sitting on the canvas sack meant for Lehman.