usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the senses shown in 4) and 5).
sack
noun
1. (big bag) 
a. el saco (M) 
The cellar was full of sacks of coal.El sótano estaba lleno de sacos de carbón.
b. el costal (M) (of wheat or flour) 
They loaded the sacks of flour into the pickup.Cargaron los costales de harina en la camioneta.
2. (pillage) 
a. el saqueo (M) 
The sack of the city was swift and brutal.El saqueo de la ciudad fue rápido y brutal.
3. (shopping bag) 
a. la bolsa de papel (F) 
She came out of the store carrying two sacks with groceries for the weekend.Salió de la tienda cargada con dos bolsas de papel con provisiones para el fin de semana.
4. (colloquial) (bed) (United States) 
a. la cama (F) 
I can't wait to hit the sack.No veo el momento de meterme en la cama.
b. el sobre (M) (colloquial) 
Where is your brother? - He went to hit the sack. He was exhausted.¿Dónde está tu hermano? - Se metió en el sobre. Estaba reventado.
c. la piltra (F) (colloquial) (Spain) 
I'm going to hit the sack; I haven't gotten a wink of sleep in 24 hours.Me voy a la piltra; hace 24 horas que no duermo.
5. (colloquial) (dismissal) 
After 20 years of loyal service, he got the sack for missing one day of work.Después de 20 años de leal servicio, lo despidieron por faltar un solo día al trabajo.
His boss caught him drinking on the job, so he gave him the sack.Su jefe lo pilló bebiendo en el trabajo, así que lo echó.
transitive verb
6. (to plunder) 
a. saquear 
The Visigoths sacked the city of Rome in 410 AD.Los visigodos saquearon la ciudad de Roma en 410 dC.
7. (colloquial) (to dismiss) 
a. despedir 
He was sacked after he was caught stealing from the till.Lo despidieron cuando lo pillaron robando de la caja registradora.
sack
Noun
1. (plundering) 
a. el saqueo (M) 
transitive verb
2. (town) 
a. saquear 
sack [sæk]
noun
1 (bag) (Britain) (for coal, grain) saco (m)
a sack of potatoes un saco de patatas
a sack of grain a sack of coal
to look like a sack of potatoes parecer un saco de patatas
I look like a sack of potatoes in this dress, don't I?
(US) (for shopping) bolsa (f) de papel
a sack of groceries
2 (from job)
to get the sack ser despedido; he got the sack lo despidieron; to give sb the sack despedir or echar a algn
3 especially (US) (bed)
the sack la cama; el sobre (informal); to hit the sack echarse a dormir
they had been in the sack together that afternoon what's he like in the sack?
transitive verb
1 (put into sacks) ensacar; meter en sacos
2 (dismiss) despedir
he was sacked lo despidieron; to be sacked for doing sth ser despedido por hacer algo
A deputy headmistress has been sacked for having an affair with a pupil they were sacked for corruption the Prime Minister sacked 18 government officials for corruption
modifier
sack dress (n) vestido (m) tipo saco
sack race (n) carrera (f) de sacos
sack [sæk]
noun
(plundering) saqueo (m)
the sack of Troy
transitive verb
(lay waste) saquear
Bristol was a major port for importing sherry sack.
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