pack (someone or something) in

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Definition of pack (someone or something) in

1 : to cause (someone or something) to fit into a small space We were packed in the tiny room like sardines. trying to pack one more thing in an already stuffed suitcase
2 : to cause (large groups of people) to come to a show or performance His show still packs in (the) crowds. The movie has been packing them in at theaters across the country.
3 : to put (a large amount of something) into (something) She packs a lot of information in her short essays.
4 US, informal : to stop using (something) forever She isn't packing in her skis just yet. I decided to pack in my paintbrushes and go to business school.
5 British, informal : to give up doing (something) He packed in his job and became a farmer. They might pack in the project altogether.

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“Pack (someone or something) in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pack%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20in. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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