pack (something) up

Definition of pack (something) up

1 :to gather (things) together and place them in a case, holder, etc.
  • You should pack up your tools at the end of the day.
2 British, informal :to give up doing (something)
  • She packed up her teaching job after five years.

Word by Word Definitions

pack play
  1. : a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying especially on the back

  2. : a group or pile of related objects

  3. : a number of individual components packaged as a unit

  1. : to make into a compact bundle

  2. : to fill completely

  3. : to fill with packing

  1. : to influence the composition of so as to bring about a desired result

  2. : to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat

  1. : intimate

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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