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verb pack pronunciation in British English /pæk/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepacking
past tensepacked
past participlepacked
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to put your possessions into a bag, case, 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. 3
    [transitive] to fill a place completely

    Eager spectators packed the courtroom.

  3. 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.

  4. 5
    [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.

  5. 6
    [intransitive/transitive] American informal to carry a gun with you


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