pack up

phrasal verb

Definition of pack up 

1 : to gather one's belongings together and put them in a suitcase or other container for traveling He packed up and left town.

2 British, informal : to stop or quit She packs up when things become difficult.

3 British, informal : to stop working properly The lift has packed up, so you'll have to take the stairs to her flat.

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