From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpackpack1 /pæk/ ●●● S2 W3 verb 1 clothes [intransitive, transitive] (also pack up)DPUT to put things into cases, bags etc ready for a trip somewhere I forgot to pack my razor. Have you finished packing yet?pack your things/belongings Kelly packed her things before breakfast.pack a bag/case You’d better pack your bags. We’re leaving in an hour.pack somebody something Shall I pack us a picnic?2 goods [transitive] (also pack up) to put something into a box or other container, so that it can be moved, sold, or storedpack something in/into something Now wild mushrooms are available all year, packed in handy 25 g boxes.3 crowd [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]FULL to go in large numbers into a space, or to make people or animals do this, until the space is too fullpack into/in/onto Fifty thousand fans packed into the stadium. The sheep had been packed into a truck and transported without food or water.4 protect something [transitive]PROTECT to cover or fill an object with soft material so that it does not get damagedpack in/with Glass must be packed in several layers of paper.5 snow/soil etcDLGPRESS to press snow, soil, sand etc down so that it becomes hard and firmpack something down Pack the soil down firmly. 6 → pack your bags7 → pack a gun8 → pack a (hard/hefty/strong etc) punch → send somebody packing at send(11) → pack something ↔ away → pack in → pack somebody/something off → pack up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuspack• Brent had to pack a suitcase and get to the airport in under an hour.• He could pack a union hall, as no one in the seventies was supposed to be able to do.• We packed all our books into boxes.• How could people pack and prepare a lifetime's possessions, even with six days' notice?• Why do you always pack at the last minute?• a meat packing factory• Tourists in North Carolina packed ferries to flee the Outer Banks.• She packed her suitcase and set off for the airport.• The robber had packed himself into a carton and had himself delivered to the post office.• The tuna is packed in oil.• Disappointment turned to disbelief among the 18,000 crowd packed into Edgbaston when they were told they would not get a refund.• More than 50,000 fans packed into the stadium.• Can you pack the kids' lunches?• Pack the knee with ice to reduce swelling.• Did you remember to pack the suntan lotion?• Saturday afternoon I realized I had packed the wrong stuff.• There is a massive file cabinet stuffed with documents so old and densely packed they may be ready to ignite spontaneously.• On each of the six nights the auditorium was packed to capacity with a seating of 1,500.• He arrives for class with a tiny knapsack packed with his crayons, lunch box and a diaper.• We're going to Greece tomorrow, and I haven't started packing yet!• Don't forget to pack your swimming suit.pack a bag/case• You could get what you need - pack a case.• Why don't you pack a bag and go to Cromlech?• He was here only parts of three days before packing a bag and leaving.• She packed a bag, and made a reservation on the last flight out of Los Angeles.• As she quickly packed a bag before preparing dinner, it suddenly struck her what a risk she was taking.• They had stopped off at home and packed a case for her and then they had stayed to help her settle in.• She packed a bag, looked at the phone, checked her watch.• If she went home and packed a bag, she could be in New York tomorrow.pack into/in/onto• In San Jose, about 8,000 people packed into a few downtown blocks, overturning cars and smashing windows.• Men, women, and children packed into dark rooms that stank like a stable.• Butter I.. The pound-block of butter is often less expensive than butter packed in four-ounce sticks. 2.• Unfortunately they carried no ammunition and all guns were still packed in grease.• Wash them before packing into plastic bags or containers.• Enough material was packed into the curriculum to last two or three years.• All items pack into the custom fitted carry case for ease and safety of transport.• We used to get them for one penny the pack in the navy.pack in/with• The coins are presented in a protective acrylic display pack with ah and some slip cover.• This wicker hamper is packed with delicious goodies and costs £64.92, inclusive of nationwide delivery.• Internet sites are packed with eager sellers.• He arrives for class with a tiny knapsack packed with his crayons, lunch box and a diaper.• They turn to it because it is packed with promise.• These regional hubs will be packed with server computers that store the most frequently accessed data on the Internet.• It's packed with useful information.• It was packed with women, young and old, and with children.