pack on (the) pounds

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pack on (the) pounds

chiefly US, informal
:to gain weight or a certain amount of weight
  • Americans are continuing to pack on the pounds.
  • He hopes to pack on 20 pounds of muscle before the competition.

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

pound play pounds
  1. : any of various units of mass and weight

  2. : the basic monetary unit of the United Kingdom —called also pound sterling

  3. : any of numerous basic monetary units of other countries (such as Egypt, Lebanon, Syria) — see Money Table

  1. : an enclosure for animals

  2. : a depot for holding impounded personal property until redeemed by the owner

  3. : a place or condition of confinement

  1. : to reduce to powder or pulp by beating

  2. : to strike heavily or repeatedly

  3. : to produce with or as if with repeated vigorous strokes

  1. : an act or sound of pounding


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