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Sack

Predominately British; to terminate a person, especially with cause. For example, an employee caught stealing may be sacked, meaning he will no longer be employed at the company. The term is equivalent to firing.
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Whatever the intention, these instant sackings seem unnecessarily heartless.
He said the sacking of a ``loyal and experienced'' social worker should concern councillors for its affect on the ``reputation of the county council for honesty and clarity''.
Syed Khurshid Shah said the sacking of employees was against the PPP's policy and that the government has regularized around 140,000 employees.