"sacking" in the noun sense
1. sacking, bagging
coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
2. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
"sacking" in the verb sense
1. sack, plunder
plunder (a town) after capture
"the barbarians sacked Rome"
2. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate
terminate the employment of discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"
"The company terminated 25% of its workers"
3. net, sack, sack up, clear
make as a net profit
"The company cleared $1 million"
put in a sack
"The grocer sacked the onions"
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