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sack2

 
pronunciation:
saek
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: sacks, sacking, sacked
definition: to steal valuable things from, after capturing.
Thousands of years ago, a Greek army sacked the walled city of Troy.
synonyms:
loot, plunder
similar words:
gut, rob
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of stealing from and destroying a place that has been captured.
Many great heroes died in the sack of Troy.
derivation: sacker (n.)
Homophone Note
The words sack and sac sound alike but have different meanings.