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Axe vs. Sack

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  • Axe (noun)

    A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.

  • Axe (noun)

    An ancient weapon consisting of a head that has one or two blades and a long handle.

  • Axe (noun)

    A dismissal or rejection.

    "His girlfriend/boss/schoolmaster gave him the axe."

    "chop|pink slip|sack|boot"

  • Axe (noun)

    A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.

  • Axe (noun)

    A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.

    "A financial dealer has an axe in a stock that his buyers don't know about, giving him an advantage in making the most profit."

  • Axe (noun)

    The axle of a wheel.

  • Axe (verb)

    To fell or chop with an axe.

  • Axe (verb)

    To lay off, terminate or drastically reduce, especially in a rough or ruthless manner.

    "The government announced its plans to axe public spending."

    "The broadcaster axed the series because far fewer people than expected watched it."

    "He got axed in the last round of firings."

    "fire|lay off|downsize"

  • Axe (verb)

    To furnish with an axle.

  • Axe (verb)

    alternative form of ask

  • Sack (noun)

    A commodities, such as potatoes, coal, coffee; or, a bag with handles used at a supermarket, a grocery sack; or, a small bag for small items, a satchel.

  • Sack (noun)

    The amount a sack holds; also, an archaic or historical measure of varying capacity, depending on commodity type and according to local usage; an old English measure of weight, usually of wool, equal to 13 stone (182 pounds), or in other sources, 26 stone (364 pounds).

  • Sack (noun)

    The pillaging of a captured town or city.

    "The sack of Rome."

  • Sack (noun)

    Loot or booty obtained by pillage.

  • Sack (noun)

    A successful tackle of the quarterback. See verb sense4 below.

  • Sack (noun)

    One of the square bases anchored at first base, second base, or third base.

    "He twisted his ankle sliding into the sack at second."

  • Sack (noun)

    Dismissal from employment, or discharge from a position, usually as give (someone) the sack or get the sack. See verb sense4 below.

    "The boss is gonna give her the sack today."

    "He got the sack for being late all the time."

  • Sack (noun)

    Bed; usually as hit the sack or in the sack. See also sack out.

  • Sack (noun)

    (also Watteau back or sack-back, fashionable in the late 17th to 18th century; or, formerly, a loose-fitting hip-length jacket, cloak or cape.

  • Sack (noun)

    A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.

  • Sack (noun)

    The scrotum.

    "He got passed the ball, but it hit him in the sack."

  • Sack (noun)

    A variety of light-colored dry wine from Spain or the Canary Islands; also, any strong white wine from southern Europe; sherry.

  • Sack (noun)

    alternative spelling of sac|id=sacrifice n||sacrifice

  • Sack (verb)

    To put in a sack or sacks.

    "Help me sack the groceries."

  • Sack (verb)

    To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.

  • Sack (verb)

    To plunder or pillage, especially after capture; to obtain spoils of war from.

    "The barbarians sacked Rome."

  • Sack (verb)

    To tackle, usually to tackle the offensive quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to throw a pass.

  • Sack (verb)

    To discharge from a job or position; to fire.

    "He was sacked last September."

  • Sack (verb)

    In the phrase sack out, to fall asleep. See also hit the sack.

    "The kids all sacked out before 9:00 on New Year’s Eve."

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  • Axe (noun)

    a tool used for chopping wood, typically of iron with a steel edge and wooden handle

    "I started swinging the axe at the lumps of driftwood"

    "an axe blade"

  • Axe (noun)

    a measure intended to reduce costs drastically, especially one involving redundancies

    "thirty staff are facing the axe at the Royal Infirmary"

  • Axe (noun)

    a musical instrument used in popular music or jazz, especially a guitar or (originally) a saxophone.

  • Axe (verb)

    end, cancel, or dismiss suddenly and ruthlessly

    "2,500 staff were axed as part of a rationalization programme"

    "the company is axing 125 jobs"

  • Axe (verb)

    reduce (costs or services) drastically

    "the Chancellor warned the cabinet to axe public spending"

  • Axe (verb)

    cut or strike with an axe, especially violently or destructively

    "the mahogany panelling had been axed"

  • Sack (noun)

    a large bag made of a strong material such as hessian, thick paper, or plastic, used for storing and carrying goods.

  • Sack (noun)

    the contents of a sack or the amount it can contain

    "a sack of flour"

  • Sack (noun)

    a woman's short loose unwaisted dress, typically narrowing at the hem, popular especially in the 1950s.

  • Sack (noun)

    a woman's long loose dress or gown.

  • Sack (noun)

    a decorative piece of dress material fastened to the shoulders of a woman's gown in loose pleats and forming a long train, fashionable in the 18th century.

  • Sack (noun)

    dismissal from employment

    "they were given the sack"

    "he got the sack for swearing"

  • Sack (noun)

    bed, especially as regarded as a place for sex.

  • Sack (noun)

    a base.

  • Sack (noun)

    an act of tackling of a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage.

  • Sack (noun)

    the pillaging of a town or city

    "the sack of Rome"

  • Sack (noun)

    a dry white wine formerly imported into Britain from Spain and the Canaries.

  • Sack (verb)

    dismiss from employment

    "any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot"

  • Sack (verb)

    tackle (a quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage

    "Oregon intercepted five of his passes and sacked him five times"

  • Sack (verb)

    put into a sack or sacks

    "a small part of his wheat had been sacked"

  • Sack (verb)

    (chiefly in historical contexts) plunder and destroy (a captured town or building)

    "the fort was rebuilt in AD 158 and was sacked again in AD 197"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Axe

    See Ax, Axman.

  • Sack (noun)

    A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.

  • Sack (noun)

    A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.

  • Sack (noun)

    A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels.

  • Sack (noun)

    Originally, a loosely hanging garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing sack.

  • Sack (noun)

    A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.

  • Sack (noun)

    See 2d Sac, 2.

  • Sack (noun)

    Bed.

  • Sack (noun)

    The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.

  • Sack

    To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.

  • Sack

    To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.

  • Sack

    To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.

Webster Dictionary
  • Axe (noun)

    an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle

  • Axe (verb)

    chop or split with an ax;

    "axe wood"

  • Axe (verb)

    terminate;

    "The NSF axed the research program and stopped funding it"

  • Sack (noun)

    a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

  • Sack (noun)

    an enclosed space;

    "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

  • Sack (noun)

    the quantity contained in a sack

  • Sack (noun)

    any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)

  • Sack (noun)

    a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

  • Sack (noun)

    a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swing easily

  • Sack (noun)

    a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

  • Sack (noun)

    the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter;

    "the sack of Rome"

  • Sack (noun)

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  • Sack (verb)

    plunder (a town) after capture;

    "the barbarians sacked Rome"

  • Sack (verb)

    terminate the employment of;

    "The boss fired his secretary today"

    "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  • Sack (verb)

    make as a net profit;

    "The company cleared $1 million"

  • Sack (verb)

    put in a sack;

    "The grocer sacked the onions"

Princeton's WordNet

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