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  • verbremove from position of responsibility
  • verbraid, plunder

synonyms for sacking

  • discharge
  • dismiss
  • expel
  • fire
  • terminate
  • ax
  • bounce
  • can
  • cashier
  • drop
  • ship
  • give a pink slip
  • give marching orders
  • give the boot
  • kick out
  • send packing
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antonyms for sacking

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  • employ
  • engage
  • hire
  • hold
  • keep
  • welcome
  • guard
  • protect
  • save
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How to use sacking in a sentence

The bombardment having been announced for the 12th, they reckoned on a full day for burning and sacking the town.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
It is covered first with bass and then with sacking, made of Indian grass tied around with ratan.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Mr. Rundell found him swearing and raving in a great passion, sacking men and behaving like a maniac.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
Please send me some more pheasants or partridges cooked as before, and sewn up in sacking.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
McAuliffe's nether garments were fashioned out of sacking originally used for packing liquor cases.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
Margret, who was present at the sacking, told how she had saved father's.
A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARYSARAH MARGAN DAWSON
Bands of Hungarian privates proved their belief in this millennium by sacking the warehouses in the docks under cover of night.
EASTERN NIGHTS - AND FLIGHTSALAN BOTT
Once she encountered some men riotously returning from the sacking of the house of the collector of the latest poll-tax.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
Nancy possessed no apron; but a square of sacking and some cord soon settled that difficulty.
THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
It was "the chariots of iron" which prevented the Israelites from capturing and sacking the cities of the plains.
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SACKING

  • bag
  • cloth
  • gunny
  • sacking
  • wrapping
  • burglary
  • crime
  • desecration
  • desolation
  • despoiling
  • laying waste
  • marauding
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • rapine
  • ravaging
  • robbery
  • sacking
  • spoliation
  • stealing
  • theft
  • wasting
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