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pack in


1.
If you pack something in, you stop doing it. (mainly BRIT INFORMAL)
I'd just packed in a job the day before...
Pack it in. Stop being spiteful.
PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P
2.
If someone packs in things or people, they fit a lot of them into a limited space or time.
Prisons are having to pack in as many inmates as possible...
It's kind of a referendum, though a lot of issues are packed in.
= cram in
PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V P n (not pron), also V n P
If a play, film or event packs them in, lots of people go to see it.
'Blow your head!' is still packing them in at Camden's Jazz Cafe every Friday night.
PHRASE: V inflects



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