pack (someone or something) in
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying especially on the back
: a group or pile of related objects
: a number of individual components packaged as a unit
: to make into a compact bundle
: to fill completely
: to fill with packing
: to influence the composition of so as to bring about a desired result
: to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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