pack

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pack is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
pack

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Plain form
pack

Third-person singular
packs

Past tense
packed

Past participle
packed

Present participle
packing

  1. (transitive) When you pack something, you put it in a container to carry with you.
    Did you pack your swimming suit?
  2. (transitive & intransitive) When you pack a container, you put things in it to carry with you.
    The students have all packed their bags and left for the summer.
    It's time to pack up and go.
  3. (transitive) If you pack a place or a container with something (or pack something in a place or container), you put a lot inside.
    The hall was packed with visitors.
  4. If you pack something like snow or earth, you press it to make it take up less space.
    All the runners had packed the earth hard.
  5. If you pack a gun, you carry it with you.
  6. If you pack something away, you put it away in a container.
  7. If you pack it in, you give up.

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Singular
pack

Plural
packs

A child wearing a pack on his back
  1. (countable) A pack is a container that things are sold in.
    Cigarettes were selling for over $10 a pack.
  2. (countable) A pack is a bag used to carry things, usually on your back.
    My spare clothes are in my pack.
  3. (countable) A pack of cards is a set of 52 playing cards.
  4. (countable) A pack is a group of animals, usually that hunt together.
  5. (countable) A pack of people is a group, usually not a nice group.
  6. (countable) A pack of lies is something that is completely untrue.
  7. (countable) An ice pack is something cold that you put on an injury.

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