pack1 [ pæk ] verb ***
▸ 1 put in container to move
▸ 2 protect in container
▸ 3 fill place completely
▸ 4 press to hard solid mass
▸ 5 carry gun
▸ 6 meeting/committee
1. ) intransitive or transitive to put your possessions into a bag, suitcase, or box so that you can take or send them somewhere:
It didn't take her long to pack the few clothes she would need.
Haven't you packed yet?
pack a bag/suitcase etc.: He was still packing his suitcase when the taxi came.
pack someone something: I've packed you a few sandwiches in case you get hungry.
2. ) transitive often passive to put a material around something inside a container so that it does not break when it is moved or sent somewhere:
The plates were still packed in newspaper.
a ) to cover food with a substance inside a container so that it does not decay:
packed in oil/salt/ice: sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
b ) to put goods into containers so that they can be sent somewhere and sold:
This is where the fruit is packed.
3. ) transitive to fill a place completely:
Eager spectators packed the courtroom.
4. ) transitive to press something such as soil or snow into a solid hard mass:
Pat the soil down, but do not pack it too tightly.
5. ) intransitive or transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to carry a gun with you
6. ) transitive to dishonestly arrange for a lot of people who support your views to be on a committee or in a meeting:
Opposition members felt the conference had been packed with government supporters.
pack a punch
1. ) to have a strong effect:
The play still packs a punch, as last week's production proved.
2. ) to be able to hit someone hard with your FIST
pack your bags INFORMAL
to get ready to leave a person or place permanently, especially after a disagreement:
She told him to pack his bags.
send someone packing INFORMAL
to tell someone in a rude and unfriendly way to go away:
You should send him packing if he behaves like that again.
,pack a`way phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to put something back into the container where it is stored, after you have finished using it:
We packed away the picnic things and started walking home.
2. ) INFORMAL to eat a large quantity of food:
She can really pack it away.
,pack `in phrasal verb transitive
1. ) INFORMAL to attract very large audiences:
The play was still packing them in after several weeks.
2. ) to fill something with a lot of people or things:
The more people they can pack in, the more money they make.
3. ) to fill a period of time with a lot of activities:
He packed in an amazing amount in such a short life.
4. ) MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL to stop doing something, especially a job:
A year ago, she packed in her job to join the band.
a ) pack it in BRITISH INFORMAL used for telling someone to stop doing something that is annoying you
5. ) BRITISH INFORMAL to end a sexual or romantic relationship with someone
,pack `into phrasal verb transitive
pack someone/something into something to fit a lot of people or things into a place in large numbers or quantities:
He had managed to pack six of his friends into his car.
a. pack into something to fit into a place:
At least 150,000 people packed into Manezh Square.
b. pack something into something to fit a lot of activities into a period of time:
The festival offers 16 different shows, all packed into one weekend.
,pack `off phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to send someone away somewhere suddenly:
To avoid family disgrace, she was packed off to a treatment center.
,pack `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive to put things into a bag, suitcase, or box so that you can take or send them somewhere:
He simply packed up his belongings and moved out on Tuesday.
2. ) intransitive or transitive INFORMAL to finish work for the day by putting work or equipment away
3. ) intransitive BRITISH INFORMAL if a machine or piece of equipment packs up, it stops working
4. ) intransitive or transitive BRITISH INFORMAL to stop doing something, especially a job
pack 2 [ pæk ] noun count **
▸ 1 things wrapped together
▸ 2 box of cigarettes/cards
▸ 3 bag you carry on back
▸ 4 group of animals
▸ 5 group behind race leader
▸ 6 group of people
▸ 7 group of children
▸ 8 military vehicle group
▸ 9 for stopping bleeding
1. ) a set of things such as products wrapped or tied together:
Envelopes are cheaper if you buy them in packs of 100.
a ) a set of documents wrapped together:
On registration we will send you a membership pack.
2. ) a box of cigarettes:
She smoked two packs a day.
pack of: a pack of cigarettes
a ) MAINLY BRITISH a box of playing cards:
pack of: Do you have a pack of cards?
3. ) a bag you carry on your back, used especially by soldiers or people walking in the countryside, for carrying clothes and equipment
4. ) a group of wild animals that live and hunt together, especially WOLVES
a ) a group of HOUNDS (=dogs) that are trained to hunt together
5. ) the main group of people following behind the leader or leaders in a race or competition:
With 16 laps to go, Gordon was leading the pack.
6. ) a group of people who do something together. This word shows that you dislike these people:
What a pack of busybodies they are!
7. ) a group of children belonging to the CUB SCOUTS or the BROWNIES
8. ) a group of military vehicles, especially airplanes or SUBMARINES, that travel and fight together
9. ) a thick mass of cloth that you press on a cut to stop the blood
lead the pack or be ahead of the pack
to be more successful than other people you are competing with:
This kind of innovation will keep the company ahead of the pack.
a pack of lies
a story that has nothing true in it:
You've told me a complete pack of lies, haven't you?

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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