pack - definition and synonyms


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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. 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 white tissue paper.

    1. 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

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    2. b.
      to put goods into containers so that they can be sent somewhere and sold

      This is where the fruit is packed.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to fill a place completely
  4. 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. 5
    [transitive] to dishonestly arrange for a lot of people who support your views to be on a committee or in a meeting
  6. 6
    [intransitive/transitive] American informal to carry a gun with you
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