Adjective "sacking" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An act of dismissing someone from employment.
  1. 'The mass sackings led to sympathy action by 1,000 British Airways ground staff and the halting of all BA flights at Heathrow Airport for more than 24 hours.'
  2. 'VW workers warned that if sackings occur, management can expect an immediate plant closure.'
  3. 'No one dared ask about the circumstances leading to his sacking.'
  4. 'On January 20, 100 employees at the company walked off the job over the sacking of 19 workers a week earlier.'
  5. 'Thai textile workers protest against sackings and low pay'
  6. 'Recently I was party to the telephone conversation between a manager and his human-resources representative about the sacking of an employee for bad time-keeping.'
  7. 'Questions have been raised over the role of the Employment Advocate in the sacking of four workers at the Toorallie mill in Bombala in southern NSW.'
  8. 'About 1,000 workers are on strike over the sacking of 100 employees and the eviction of their families from the island, after the introduction of a new harvesting method.'
  9. 'At the end of April, the Industrial Tribunal in Bochum began to examine the sacking of two Opel workers who had been dismissed following a week-long strike last year.'
  10. 'The ballot is to take place in the next fortnight over the sacking of a non-driving employee after he tested positive for alcohol at work.'
The pillaging of a town or city.
  1. mass noun 'the sacking of Camulodunum'
  2. 'It bears the scars of various sackings and pillagings - but, mysteriously, much of the building was buried under earth and remained untouched.'
  3. 'The book is set in ancient Greece and tells the famous story of the city's sacking through the eyes of two royal sisters.'
  4. 'Built at the crossroads of an ancient Middle-Eastern trade route, it was ruled by the Syrian queen Zenobia, who dared to defy Rome, resulting in the sacking of the city in AD 273.'
  5. 'He and Jaffray lived through turbulent times, particularly during the Civil War, when they survived the town's two sackings by Cromwellian forces.'
  6. 'Mostly the fighters killed each other; there was not much sacking of towns, although there was some, of course.'
  7. 'Al-Hakim was highly eccentric; for example, he ordered the sacking of the city of al-Fustat, he ordered the killing of all dogs since their barking annoyed him, and he banned certain vegetables and shellfish.'
Coarse material for making sacks; sackcloth.
  1. 'Grey and smooth, the rocks have a fabric imprint, resembling coarse canvas sacking.'
  2. 'I remember having to churn ice cream by hand - no fridges in those days… huge blocks of ice came from New Plymouth encased in sacking and had to be broken up to make the ice cream.'
  3. 'Blow tells me that she's wondering whether to retain the raw canvas in the final painting, thereby looking back to her early abstract work in which she often used sacking.'
  4. 'These would be covered with layers of hessian sacking.'
  5. 'The interior of the feed store was cooler than the street outside, but airless, and thick with the smells of sacking and corn.'

More definitions

1. stout, coarse woven material of hemp, jute, or the like, chiefly for sacks.

More examples(as adjective)

"months can be sacking."

"years can be sacking."

"weeks can be sacking."

"taxes can be sacking."

"criminals can be sacking."

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