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Loot vs. Sack — What's the Difference?

Loot vs. Sack — What's the Difference?

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Loot

Private property taken from an enemy in war
The rooms were stuffed with the loot from Francis's expeditions into Italy
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Sack

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

Steal goods from (a place), typically during a war or riot
Police confronted the protestors who were looting shops
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Sack

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

Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
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Sack

Dismissal from employment
They were given the sack
He got the sack for swearing
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Loot

Stolen goods or money.
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Sack

Bed, especially as regarded as a place for sex.
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Loot

(Informal) Things of value, such as gifts, received.
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Sack

A base.
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Loot

(Slang) Money.
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Sack

An act of tackling of a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage.
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Loot

To take goods from (a place) by force or without right, especially in time of war or lawlessness; plunder
The rebels looted the city. Rioters looted the downtown stores.
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Sack

The pillaging of a town or city
The sack of Rome
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Loot

To take by force or without right; steal
Broke into the tomb and looted the grave goods.
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Sack

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

To take goods by force or through lawless behavior.
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Sack

Dismiss from employment
Any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot
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Loot

A scoop used to remove scum from brine pans in saltworks.
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Sack

Tackle (a quarterback) behind the line of scrimmage
Oregon intercepted five of his passes and sacked him five times
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Loot

Synonym of booty, goods seized from an enemy by violence, particularly (historical) during the sacking of a town in war or (video games) after successful combat.
The loot from the sack of Constantinople included the head of John the Baptist.
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Sack

Put into a sack or sacks
A small part of his wheat had been sacked
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Loot

Synonym of sack, the plundering of a city, particularly during war.
He consented to the loot of the city by the men under his command.
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Sack

(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
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Loot

Any valuable thing received for free, especially Christmas presents.
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Sack

A bag, especially one made of strong material for holding grain or objects in bulk.
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Loot

(slang) money.
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Sack

The amount that a sack can hold
Sold two sacks of rice.
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Loot

Clipping of lieutenant
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Sack

Also sacque A short loose-fitting garment for women and children.
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Loot

(transitive) plunder, to seize by violence particularly during the capture of a city during war or (video games) after successful combat.
We looted the temple and the orphanage, which turned most of the NPCs against us.
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Sack

(Slang) Dismissal from employment
Finally got the sack after a year of ineptitude.
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Loot

Synonym of rob, to steal something from someone by violence or threat of violence.
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Sack

(Informal) A bed, mattress, or sleeping bag
Hit the sack at 10:00.
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Loot

The act of plundering.
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Sack

(Baseball) A base.
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Loot

Plunder; booty; especially, the booty taken in a conquered or sacked city.
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Sack

(Football) A successful attempt at sacking the quarterback.
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Loot

Anything stolen or obtained by dishonesty.
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Sack

The looting or pillaging of a captured city or town.
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Loot

Valuable objects; as, the child was delighted with all the loot he got for his birthday.
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Sack

Any of various light, dry, strong wines from Spain and the Canary Islands, imported to England in the 1500s and 1600s.
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Loot

Money; as, you shouldn't carry all that loot around with you in the city; she made a pile of loot from trading in cattle futures.
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Sack

To place into a sack
Sacked the groceries.
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Loot

To plunder; to carry off as plunder or a prize lawfully obtained by war.
Looting parties . . . ransacking the houses.
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Sack

(Slang) To discharge from employment
Sacked the workers who were caught embezzling.
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Loot

Goods or money obtained illegally
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Sack

(Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
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Loot

Informal terms for money
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Sack

To rob (a town, for example) of goods or valuables, especially after capture.
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Loot

Take illegally; of intellectual property;
This writer plundered from famous authors
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Sack

A bag; especially a large bag of strong, coarse material for storage and handling of various 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.
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Loot

Steal goods; take as spoils;
During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
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Sack

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).
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Sack

(uncountable) The plunder and pillaging of a captured town or city.
The sack of Rome
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Sack

(uncountable) Loot or booty obtained by pillage.
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Sack

(American football) A successful tackle of the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. See verb sense4 below.
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Sack

(baseball) One of the square bases anchored at first base, second base, or third base.
He twisted his ankle sliding into the sack at second.
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Sack

(informal) Dismissal from employment, or discharge from a position, usually as give (someone) the sack or get the sack. See verb sense5 below.
The boss is gonna give her the sack today.
He got the sack for being late all the time.
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Sack

Bed (either literally or figuratively); usually as hit the sack or in the sack. See also sack out.
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Sack

(dated) (also sacque) A kind of loose-fitting gown or dress with sleeves which hangs from the shoulders, such as a gown with a Watteau back or sack-back, fashionable in the late 17th to 18th century; or, formerly, a loose-fitting hip-length jacket, cloak or cape.
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Sack

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

The scrotum.
He got passed the ball, but it hit him in the sack.
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Sack

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

Alternative spelling of sac
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Sack

To put in a sack or sacks.
Help me sack the groceries.
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Sack

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

To plunder or pillage, especially after capture; to obtain spoils of war from.
The barbarians sacked Rome in 410 CE.
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Sack

(American football) To tackle the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage, especially before he is able to throw a pass.
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Sack

To discharge from a job or position; to fire.
He was sacked last September.
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Sack

A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
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Sack

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.
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Sack

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.
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Sack

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.
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Sack

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

See 2d Sac, 2.
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Sack

Bed.
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Sack

The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.
The town was stormed, and delivered up to sack, - by which phrase is to be understood the perpetration of all those outrages which the ruthless code of war allowed, in that age, on the persons and property of the defenseless inhabitants, without regard to sex or age.
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Sack

To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
Bolsters sacked in cloth, blue and crimson.
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Sack

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

To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy.
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Sack

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

An enclosed space;
The trapped miners found a pocket of air
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Sack

The quantity contained in a sack
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Sack

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

A woman's full loose hiplength jacket
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Sack

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

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

The plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter;
The sack of Rome
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Sack

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

Plunder (a town) after capture;
The barbarians sacked Rome
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Sack

Terminate the employment of;
The boss fired his secretary today
The company terminated 25% of its workers
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Sack

Make as a net profit;
The company cleared $1 million
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Sack

Put in a sack;
The grocer sacked the onions
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