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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypack in
he/she/itpacks in
present participlepacking in
past tensepacked in
past participlepacked in

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  1. 1
    informal to attract very large audiences
    The play was still packing them in after several weeks.
  2. 2
    informal to stop doing something, especially a job
    A year ago, she packed in her job to join the band.
  3. 3
    to fill something with a lot of people or things
    The more people they can pack in, the more money they make.
  4. 4
    to fill a period of time with a lot of activities
    He packed in an amazing amount in such a short life.
  5. 5
    British informal to end a sexual or romantic relationship with someone
    I’m thinking of packing him in.
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