pack off

phrasal verb

packed off; packing off; packs off
: to send (someone) away to a different place
usually + to
Despite his protests, his mom packed him off to bed.
parents packing their kids off to college

Examples of pack off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t hesitate to take your pack off for 10 minutes and have a snack if that revives you. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 24 Aug. 2023 Even pausing for 30 seconds without taking your pack off can be extremely helpful in boosting morale and giving your muscles some respite. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 24 Aug. 2023 The Russian warlord whose 24-hour mutiny provoked the worst crisis to roil the country in three decades has been packed off to an uncertain exile — along with the foul-mouthed critiques of the Russian military that won him legions of followers, especially within the ranks. Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times, 29 June 2023

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“Pack off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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