pack (something) up

idiom

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.

Examples of pack (something) up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents of a 177-unit apartment building in Madison Heights have been told to pack up and leave later this spring as the building's owner prepares to do renovations. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2023 Lay clothes out and pack up homework before bedtime to reduce the stress in the morning. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 12 Mar. 2023 Our number one pick is the Maxi-Cosi Swift Play Yard, a sturdy, stain-resistant travel crib that takes less than two minutes to pack up. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 Just as the initial Almost Bootsy appeared to pack up his imitation glasses and go home, the actual Collins beat a retreat as well. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 25 Nov. 2022 After the expo ended at 5 p.m., jewelry company workers had about an hour and a half to pack up their belongings and deliver them to representatives of Brink’s, which was contracted to transport the merchandise to the Los Angeles area for a trade show in Pasadena. Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 Yet Western human rights observers at Sharm el-Sheikh warned that as soon as the government delegations and media outlets pack up their bags and fly out of the Red Sea resort this weekend, the Egyptian state will strike back and punish the Egyptians who dared speak out. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Nov. 2022 Since the pandemic hit, people are reassessing their living situations and choosing to pack up and go. R29 Unbothered, refinery29.com, 20 Oct. 2022 Some returned to pack up their homes, others walked into the flattened landscape for the first time since evacuation. Julia Coin and Jack Prator, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Oct. 2022

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“Pack (something) up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pack%20%28something%29%20up. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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