give the sack

Definitions of give the sack
  1. verb
    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, sack, send away, terminate
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    Antonyms:
    employ, engage, hire
    engage or hire for work
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    retire
    make (someone) retire
    pension off
    let go from employment with an attractive pension
    clean out
    force out
    furlough, lay off
    dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    squeeze out
    force out
    dismiss, drop, send away, send packing
    stop associating with
    superannuate
    retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
    downsize
    dismiss from work
    type of:
    remove
    remove from a position or an office
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