pack up

phrasal verb

packed up; packing up; packs up
: to gather one's belongings together and put them in a suitcase or other container for traveling
He packed up and left town.
British, informal : to stop or quit
She packs up when things become difficult.
British, informal : to stop working properly
The lift has packed up, so you'll have to take the stairs to her flat.

Examples of pack up in a Sentence

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“Pack up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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