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pack


(packs, packing, packed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
1.
When you pack a bag, you put clothes and other things into it, because you are leaving a place or going on holiday.
When I was 17, I packed my bags and left home...
I packed and said goodbye to Charlie.
VERB: V n, V
packing
She left Frances to finish her packing.
N-UNCOUNT
2.
When people pack things, for example in a factory, they put them into containers or parcels so that they can be transported and sold.
They offered me a job packing goods in a warehouse...
Machines now exist to pack olives in jars.
...sardines packed in oil.
VERB: V n, V n in n, V-ed
packing
His onions cost 9p a lb wholesale; packing and transport costs 10p.
N-UNCOUNT
3.
If people or things pack into a place or if they pack a place, there are so many of them that the place is full.
Hundreds of thousands of people packed into the mosque...
Seventy thousand people will pack the stadium.
= cram
VERB: V into n, V n
4.
A pack of things is a collection of them that is sold or given together in a box or bag.
The club will send a free information pack.
...a pack of cigarettes...
N-COUNT: oft N of n
5.
A pack is a bag containing your possessions that you carry on your back when you are travelling.
I hid the money in my pack.
= rucksack, backpack
N-COUNT
6.
You can refer to a group of people who go around together as a pack, especially when it is a large group that you feel threatened by.
...a pack of journalists eager to question him...
N-COUNT: usu N of n
7.
A pack of wolves or dogs is a group of them that hunt together.
N-COUNT: oft N of n
8.
A pack of playing cards is a complete set of playing cards. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use deck
)
N-COUNT: oft N of n
9.
see also packed
, packing
10.
If you say that an account is a pack of lies, you mean that it is completely untrue.
You told me a pack of lies.
PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR
11.
If you send someone packing, you make them go away. (INFORMAL)
I decided I wanted to live alone and I sent him packing.
PHRASE: V inflects



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