Not to be a scold, but is it really such a good idea to sack out in front of the TV all Thanksgiving afternoon?
Carefully, he emptied the contents of the sack out on the floor.
He spilled the contents of the sack out on the sand, and bent over it.
But woe unto you if you have allowed the jeers of your shipmates to dissuade you from taking a sack out with you.
And then, you see, the Coroner said, 'Why on earth did he take the sack out in the boat at all?'
Asked him if he brought a sack out when he got in the car with this young fellow that hauled him and he said, "Yes."
He offers you a pottle of sack out of joy to see you, and in requital of his courtesy you can do no less than pay for it.
Then we sack out our own, and they can bring theirs along or not, as they like.
He went into the smoking-room, then into the dining-room, dropped the gold plate into a sack and threw the sack out of a window.
He got a sack out of the buggy, shouldered it, and staggered with it through the cottage yard, and knocked at the door.
"large bag," Old English sacc (West Saxon), sec (Mercian), sæc (Old Kentish) "large cloth bag," also "sackcloth," from Proto-Germanic *sakkiz (cf. Middle Dutch sak, Old High German sac, Old Norse sekkr, but Gothic sakkus probably is directly from Greek), an early borrowing from Latin saccus (also source of Old French sac, Spanish saco, Italian sacco), from Greek sakkos, from Semitic (cf. Hebrew saq "sack").
The wide spread of the word is probably due to the Biblical story of Joseph, in which a sack of corn figures (Gen. xliv). Baseball slang sense of "a base" is attested from 1913. Slang meaning "bunk, bed" is from 1825, originally nautical. The verb meaning "go to bed" is recorded from 1946. Sack race attested from 1805.
"a dismissal from work," 1825, from sack (n.1), perhaps from the notion of the worker going off with his tools in a bag; the original formula was to give (someone) the sack. It is attested earlier in French (on luy a donné son sac, 17c.) and Dutch (iemand de zak geven).
"plunder; act of plundering, the plundering of a city or town after storming and capture," 1540s, from French sac "pillage, plunder," from Italian sacco (see sack (v.1)).
"sherry," 1530s, alteration of French vin sec "dry wine," from Latin siccus "dry" (see siccative).
"to plunder," 1540s, from Middle French sac, in the phrase mettre à sac "put it in a bag," a military leader's command to his troops to plunder a city (parallel to Italian sacco, with the same range of meaning), from Vulgar Latin *saccare "to plunder," originally "to put plundered things into a sack," from Latin saccus "bag" (see sack (n.1)). The notion is probably of putting booty in a bag.
"put in a bag," late 14c., from sack (n.1). Related: Sacked; sacking.
"dismiss from work," 1841, from sack (n.2). Related: Sacked; sacking.
To go to bed; sleep; hit the hay: Well, it's time to sack out (WWII armed forces)
: sack duty
[verb sense probably fr the notion of giving a discharged person a traveling bag or sack, since the earliest expression was get the sack]
To tackle the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage (1969+ Football)
[fr sack, ''to assault and pillage'']