Sack Sack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacking}.] [See {Sack} pillage.] To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage. [1913 Webster]

The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their city sacked by a barbarous enemy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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