sack noun

1 large bag

ADJ. bulging bulging sacks of toys | hessian, paper, plastic, stuff | flour, mail, potato, refuse

VERB + SACK fill They filled the sacks with potatoes. | put sth in, tie sb/sth (up) in The kittens had been tied up in a sack and thrown in the river. | empty | carry (sth in)

SACK + VERB be filled with sth, be full of sth

PREP. in a/the ~ | ~ of a sack of coal

2 the sack: dismissal from your job

VERB + SACK get She got the sack after 20 years of service. | give sb | be threatened with, face Hundreds of postal workers are facing the sack.