re·​pack (ˌ)rē-ˈpak How to pronounce repack (audio)
repacked; repacking

transitive verb

: to pack (something) again
repack a suitcase
Unsealed bearings should be cleaned and repacked, usually annually but less often if the equipment is used only occasionally.Steve Hansen and Ann Larkin Hansen

Examples of repack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sort canned and boxed food donations, repack and label bulk food items in family-sized portions and sort produce. oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2023 With more travelers looking to visit several destinations without having to unpack and repack, transfer to airports, or check into new hotels, cruises on oceans and rivers are seeing passenger growth each year. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 The organization’s 80-plus volunteers — women, men, and children — unload, sort, organize, and repack donations to keep the location stocked. Karen Campbell,, 24 June 2022 To put away my baggage, To never repack? Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, 23 Aug. 2021 Didn’t even have to repack their bags. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2021 Symbotic uses artificial intelligence software to efficiently unpack and store incoming items, then repack them for dispatch to the retail stores. Globe Staff,, 7 June 2022 Repacking Events, organized by United Way, is a service project where people can repack diaper bundles for distribution in the greater Milwaukee area to ensure that every parent and caregiver has the ability to change their baby. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2023 Unnecessary physical exertion was another, such as pack drills, where they were given under a minute to unpack and repack their bags. USA Today, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repack was in 1611

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“Repack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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