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sack

verb A primarily UK colloquial verb meaning to end employment; fire.
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He said: "I was quite shocked when I saw the workers had been sacked and I sympathised with them.
It may be mentioned here that some 113 employees were recruited by the government earlier last month, but they were sacked last week by the concerned authorities citing financial constraints facing the QDA.
If someone says something they don't want to hear they will be sacked.
He said those employees did not fall under the law passed by the Parliament that had reinstated the employees sacked during 1993 to 1996, so he could not move beyond that Act.
Oklahoma quarterback has been sacked only seven times this season.
Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham - sacked, Dec 16 Gianfranco Zola, Watford - resigned, Dec 16 Steve Clarke, West Brom - sacked, Dec 14 Owen Coyle, Wigan - mutual agreement, Dec 1 Dave Jones, Sheff Wed - sacked, Dec 1 Martin Jol, Fulham - sacked, Dec 1
STEVE CLARIDGE (Oct 00-Feb 01) sacked P23 W5 D10 L8
Over the previous three seasons, UCLA quarterbacks were sacked more than anyone in the Pacific-10 Conference, a total of 102 times.
Ron Saunders (1974-82) was sacked by then-chairman Ron Bendall during a two-season spell when Ellis was off the board.
In nine games this season, the Marauders' defense has intercepted 13 passes, sacked opposing quarterbacks 16 times and scored four touchdowns.
A COMPUTER plant worker sacked after he was caught with parts worth pounds 14 has won his unfair dismissal claim - but no compensation.
Denove was sacked six times, completed just 18 of 43 passes and was picked off four times in Friday's game.