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pack         

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1]  

      n  
1   
a    a bundle or load, esp. one carried on the back  
b    (as modifier)  
a pack animal     
2    a collected amount of anything  
3    a complete set of similar things, esp. a set of 52 playing cards  
4    a group of animals of the same kind, esp. hunting animals  
a pack of hounds     
5    any group or band that associates together, esp. for criminal purposes  
6      (Rugby)   the forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking  
7    the basic organizational unit of Cub Scouts and Brownie Guides  
8   
a    a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp. foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
pack-sealed     
9       a U.S. and Canadian word for       packet       1  
10       short for       pack ice  
11    the quantity of something, such as food, packaged for preservation  
12      (Med)  
a    a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp. for its soothing effect  
b    a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp. to control bleeding  
13       short for       backpack       rucksack  
14      (Mining)   a roof support, esp. one made of rubble  
15       short for       face pack  
16    a parachute folded and ready for use  
17      (Computing)      another name for       deck       5  
18    go to the pack     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to fall into a lower state or condition  
      vb  
19    to place or arrange (articles) in (a container), such as clothes in a suitcase  
20    tr   to roll up into a bundle  
21    when passive, often foll by: out   to press tightly together; cram  
the audience packed into the foyer, the hall was packed out     
22    tr; foll by: in or into   to fit (many things, experiences, etc.) into a limited space or time  
she packed a lot of theatre visits into her holiday     
23    to form (snow, ice, etc.) into a hard compact mass or (of snow, ice, etc.) to become compacted  
24    tr   to press in or cover tightly  
to pack a hole with cement     
25    tr   to load (a horse, donkey, etc.) with a burden  
26    often foll by: off or away   to send away or go away, esp. hastily  
27    tr   to seal (a joint) by inserting a layer of compressible material between the faces  
28    tr   to fill (a bearing or gland) with grease to lubricate it  
29    tr   to separate (two adjoining components) so that they have a predetermined gap between them, by introducing shims, washers, plates, etc.  
30    tr     (Med)   to treat with a pack  
31    tr  
Slang   to be capable of inflicting (a blow)  
he packs a mean punch     
32    tr     (U.S.)  
informal   to carry or wear habitually  
he packs a gun     
33    intr; often foll by: down     (Rugby)   to form a scrum  
34    tr; often foll by: into, to, etc.     (U.S., Canadian, and N.Z.)   to carry (goods), esp. on the back  
will you pack your camping equipment into the mountains?     
35    pack one's bags  
Informal   to get ready to leave  
36    send packing  
Informal   to dismiss peremptorily,   (See also)        pack in       pack up  
     (C13: related to Middle Low German pak, of obscure origin)  
  packable      adj  
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pack          [2]  
      vb   tr   to fill (a legislative body, committee, etc.) with one's own supporters  
to pack a jury     
     (C16: perhaps changed from pact)  

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deck  
      n  
1      (Nautical)   any of various platforms built into a vessel  
a promenade deck, the poop deck     
2    a similar floor or platform, as in a bus  
3   
a    the horizontal platform that supports the turntable and pick-up of a record player  
b       See       tape deck  
4      (Chiefly U.S.)   a pack of playing cards  
5      (Also called)    pack            (Computing)   a collection of punched cards relevant to a particular program  
6    clear the decks  
Informal   to prepare for action, as by removing obstacles from a field of activity or combat  
7    hit the deck  
Informal  
a    to fall to the floor or ground, esp. in order to avoid injury  
b    to prepare for action  
c    to get out of bed  
      vb   tr  
8    often foll by: out   to dress or decorate  
9    to build a deck on (a vessel)  
10    Slang   to knock (a person) to the floor or ground,   (See also)        deck over  
     (C15: from Middle Dutch dec a covering; related to thatch)  
  decker      n  


blister pack  
      n   a type of packet in which small items are displayed and sold, consisting of a transparent dome of plastic or similar material mounted on a firm backing such as cardboard,   (Also called)    bubble pack  
bubble pack  
      n      another term for       blister pack  
cold pack  
      n  
1   
a    a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water  
b    the sheet so used  
2    a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated  
face pack  
      n   a cream treatment that cleanses and tones the skin  
film pack  
      n   a box containing several sheets of film for use in a plate camera  
ice pack  
      n  
1    a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp. the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc.  
2       another name for       pack ice  
3    a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp. in cool bags  
Joe Six-Pack  
      n     (U.S.)  
slang   an average or typical man  
pack          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    a bundle or load, esp. one carried on the back  
b    (as modifier)  
a pack animal     
2    a collected amount of anything  
3    a complete set of similar things, esp. a set of 52 playing cards  
4    a group of animals of the same kind, esp. hunting animals  
a pack of hounds     
5    any group or band that associates together, esp. for criminal purposes  
6      (Rugby)   the forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking  
7    the basic organizational unit of Cub Scouts and Brownie Guides  
8   
a    a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp. foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
pack-sealed     
9       a U.S. and Canadian word for       packet       1  
10       short for       pack ice  
11    the quantity of something, such as food, packaged for preservation  
12      (Med)  
a    a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp. for its soothing effect  
b    a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp. to control bleeding  
13       short for       backpack       rucksack  
14      (Mining)   a roof support, esp. one made of rubble  
15       short for       face pack  
16    a parachute folded and ready for use  
17      (Computing)      another name for       deck       5  
18    go to the pack     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to fall into a lower state or condition  
      vb  
19    to place or arrange (articles) in (a container), such as clothes in a suitcase  
20    tr   to roll up into a bundle  
21    when passive, often foll by: out   to press tightly together; cram  
the audience packed into the foyer, the hall was packed out     
22    tr; foll by: in or into   to fit (many things, experiences, etc.) into a limited space or time  
she packed a lot of theatre visits into her holiday     
23    to form (snow, ice, etc.) into a hard compact mass or (of snow, ice, etc.) to become compacted  
24    tr   to press in or cover tightly  
to pack a hole with cement     
25    tr   to load (a horse, donkey, etc.) with a burden  
26    often foll by: off or away   to send away or go away, esp. hastily  
27    tr   to seal (a joint) by inserting a layer of compressible material between the faces  
28    tr   to fill (a bearing or gland) with grease to lubricate it  
29    tr   to separate (two adjoining components) so that they have a predetermined gap between them, by introducing shims, washers, plates, etc.  
30    tr     (Med)   to treat with a pack  
31    tr  
Slang   to be capable of inflicting (a blow)  
he packs a mean punch     
32    tr     (U.S.)  
informal   to carry or wear habitually  
he packs a gun     
33    intr; often foll by: down     (Rugby)   to form a scrum  
34    tr; often foll by: into, to, etc.     (U.S., Canadian, and N.Z.)   to carry (goods), esp. on the back  
will you pack your camping equipment into the mountains?     
35    pack one's bags  
Informal   to get ready to leave  
36    send packing  
Informal   to dismiss peremptorily,   (See also)        pack in       pack up  
     (C13: related to Middle Low German pak, of obscure origin)  
  packable      adj  
pack          [2]  
      vb   tr   to fill (a legislative body, committee, etc.) with one's own supporters  
to pack a jury     
     (C16: perhaps changed from pact)  
pack animal  
      n   an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc.  
pack drill  
      n   a military punishment by which the offender is made to march about carrying a full pack of equipment  
pack ice  
      n   a large area of floating ice, usually occurring in polar seas, consisting of separate pieces that have become massed together,   (Also called)    ice pack  
pack in  
      vb   tr, adv  
1      (Brit. and N.Z.)  
informal   to stop doing (something) (esp. in the phrase pack it in)  
2    to carry (something) to base camp, etc. by pack  
pack of lies  
      n   a completely false story, account, etc.  
pack rat  
      n   any rat of the genus Neotoma, of W North America, having a long tail that is furry in some species: family Cricetidae,   (Also called)    wood rat  
pack up  
      vb   adv  
1    to put (things) away in a proper or suitable place  
2    Informal   to give up (an attempt) or stop doing (something)  
if you don't do your work better, you might as well pack up     
3    intr   (of an engine, machine, etc.) to fail to operate; break down  
4      (Engineering)   to use packing to adjust the height of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment  
power pack  
      n   a device for converting the current from a supply into direct or alternating current at the voltage required by a particular electrical or electronic device  
six-pack  
      n  
Informal   a package containing six units, esp. six cans of beer  
two-pack  
      adj   (of a paint, filler, etc.) supplied as two separate components, for example a base and a catalyst, that are mixed together immediately before use  
wet pack  
      n     (Med)   a hot or cold damp sheet or blanket for wrapping around a patient  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins
packet  
      n  
1    a small or medium-sized container of cardboard, paper, etc., often together with its contents  
a packet of biscuits        (Usual U.S. and Canadian word)    package, pack         
2    a small package; parcel  
3      (Also called)    packet boat   a boat that transports mail, passengers, goods, etc., on a fixed short route  
4    Slang   a large sum of money  
to cost a packet     
5      (Computing)   a unit into which a larger piece of data is broken down for more efficient transmission  
   See also       packet switching  
      vb  
6    tr   to wrap up in a packet or as a packet  
     (C16: from Old French pacquet, from pacquer to pack, from Old Dutch pak a pack)  


blister pack  
      n   a type of packet in which small items are displayed and sold, consisting of a transparent dome of plastic or similar material mounted on a firm backing such as cardboard,   (Also called)    bubble pack  
bubble pack  
      n      another term for       blister pack  
cold pack  
      n  
1   
a    a method of lowering the body temperature by wrapping a person in a sheet soaked in cold water  
b    the sheet so used  
2    a tinning process in which raw food is packed in cans or jars and then heated  
face pack  
      n   a cream treatment that cleanses and tones the skin  
film pack  
      n   a box containing several sheets of film for use in a plate camera  
ice pack  
      n  
1    a bag or folded cloth containing ice, applied to a part of the body, esp. the head, to cool, reduce swelling, etc.  
2       another name for       pack ice  
3    a sachet containing a gel that can be frozen or heated and that retains its temperature for an extended period of time, used esp. in cool bags  
Joe Six-Pack  
      n     (U.S.)  
slang   an average or typical man  
pack          [1]  
      n  
1   
a    a bundle or load, esp. one carried on the back  
b    (as modifier)  
a pack animal     
2    a collected amount of anything  
3    a complete set of similar things, esp. a set of 52 playing cards  
4    a group of animals of the same kind, esp. hunting animals  
a pack of hounds     
5    any group or band that associates together, esp. for criminal purposes  
6      (Rugby)   the forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking  
7    the basic organizational unit of Cub Scouts and Brownie Guides  
8   
a    a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp. foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
pack-sealed     
9       a U.S. and Canadian word for       packet       1  
10       short for       pack ice  
11    the quantity of something, such as food, packaged for preservation  
12      (Med)  
a    a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp. for its soothing effect  
b    a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp. to control bleeding  
13       short for       backpack       rucksack  
14      (Mining)   a roof support, esp. one made of rubble  
15       short for       face pack  
16    a parachute folded and ready for use  
17      (Computing)      another name for       deck       5  
18    go to the pack     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to fall into a lower state or condition  
      vb  
19    to place or arrange (articles) in (a container), such as clothes in a suitcase  
20    tr   to roll up into a bundle  
21    when passive, often foll by: out   to press tightly together; cram  
the audience packed into the foyer, the hall was packed out     
22    tr; foll by: in or into   to fit (many things, experiences, etc.) into a limited space or time  
she packed a lot of theatre visits into her holiday     
23    to form (snow, ice, etc.) into a hard compact mass or (of snow, ice, etc.) to become compacted  
24    tr   to press in or cover tightly  
to pack a hole with cement     
25    tr   to load (a horse, donkey, etc.) with a burden  
26    often foll by: off or away   to send away or go away, esp. hastily  
27    tr   to seal (a joint) by inserting a layer of compressible material between the faces  
28    tr   to fill (a bearing or gland) with grease to lubricate it  
29    tr   to separate (two adjoining components) so that they have a predetermined gap between them, by introducing shims, washers, plates, etc.  
30    tr     (Med)   to treat with a pack  
31    tr  
Slang   to be capable of inflicting (a blow)  
he packs a mean punch     
32    tr     (U.S.)  
informal   to carry or wear habitually  
he packs a gun     
33    intr; often foll by: down     (Rugby)   to form a scrum  
34    tr; often foll by: into, to, etc.     (U.S., Canadian, and N.Z.)   to carry (goods), esp. on the back  
will you pack your camping equipment into the mountains?     
35    pack one's bags  
Informal   to get ready to leave  
36    send packing  
Informal   to dismiss peremptorily,   (See also)        pack in       pack up  
     (C13: related to Middle Low German pak, of obscure origin)  
  packable      adj  
pack          [2]  
      vb   tr   to fill (a legislative body, committee, etc.) with one's own supporters  
to pack a jury     
     (C16: perhaps changed from pact)  
pack animal  
      n   an animal, such as a donkey, used to transport goods, equipment, etc.  
pack drill  
      n   a military punishment by which the offender is made to march about carrying a full pack of equipment  
pack ice  
      n   a large area of floating ice, usually occurring in polar seas, consisting of separate pieces that have become massed together,   (Also called)    ice pack  
pack in  
      vb   tr, adv  
1      (Brit. and N.Z.)  
informal   to stop doing (something) (esp. in the phrase pack it in)  
2    to carry (something) to base camp, etc. by pack         
pack of lies  
      n   a completely false story, account, etc.  
pack rat  
      n   any rat of the genus Neotoma, of W North America, having a long tail that is furry in some species: family Cricetidae,   (Also called)    wood rat  
pack up  
      vb   adv  
1    to put (things) away in a proper or suitable place  
2    Informal   to give up (an attempt) or stop doing (something)  
if you don't do your work better, you might as well pack up            
3    intr   (of an engine, machine, etc.) to fail to operate; break down  
4      (Engineering)   to use packing to adjust the height of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment  
power pack  
      n   a device for converting the current from a supply into direct or alternating current at the voltage required by a particular electrical or electronic device  
six-pack  
      n  
Informal   a package containing six units, esp. six cans of beer  
two-pack  
      adj   (of a paint, filler, etc.) supplied as two separate components, for example a base and a catalyst, that are mixed together immediately before use  
wet pack  
      n     (Med)   a hot or cold damp sheet or blanket for wrapping around a patient  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

Collins

pack

  

      n  
1    back pack, bale, bundle, burden, fardel     (archaic)   kit, kitbag, knapsack, load, package, packet, parcel, rucksack, truss  
2    assemblage, band, bunch, collection, company, crew, crowd, deck, drove, flock, gang, group, herd, lot, mob, set, troop  
      vb  
3    batch, bundle, burden, load, package, packet, store, stow  
4    charge, compact, compress, cram, crowd, fill, jam, mob, press, ram, stuff, tamp, throng, wedge  
5      (with)       off   bundle out, dismiss, hustle out, send away, send packing     (informal)   send someone about his business  


pack in  
1    attract, cram, draw, fill to capacity, squeeze in  
2      (Brit. informal)   cease, chuck     (informal)   desist, give up or over, jack in, kick     (informal)   leave off, stop  
pack up  
1    put away, store, tidy up  
2      (informal)   call it a day     (informal)   call it a night     (informal)   finish, give up, pack in     (Brit. informal)  
3    break down, conk out     (informal)   fail, give out, stall, stop  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

pack a sad exp.
1. break; fall apart; 2. be in a bad mood

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