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Idioms about pack

    pack it in,
    1. to give up; abandon one's efforts: Ten years ago we packed it in and moved back to Florida.
    2. to cease being a nuisance.

Origin of pack

1
First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English noun pak, packe, from Middle Dutch pac, or perhaps Middle Low German pak; the verb is derivative of the noun

synonym study for pack

1. See package. 5. See flock1

Other definitions for pack (2 of 3)

pack2
[ pak ]
/ pæk /

verb (used with object)
to choose, collect, arrange, or manipulate (cards, persons, facts, etc.) so as to serve one's own purposes: to pack the deck; to pack a jury.

Origin of pack

2
First recorded in 1520–30; perhaps variant of pact

Other definitions for pack (3 of 3)

pack3
[ pak ]
/ pæk /

adjective
Scot. very friendly or intimate.

Origin of pack

3
First recorded in 1780–90; perhaps special use of pack1
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British Dictionary definitions for pack (1 of 2)

pack1
/ (pæk) /

noun
verb
See also pack in, pack up

Derived forms of pack

packable, adjective

Word Origin for pack

C13: related to Middle Low German pak, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for pack (2 of 2)

pack2
/ (pæk) /

verb
(tr) to fill (a legislative body, committee, etc) with one's own supportersto pack a jury

Word Origin for pack

C16: perhaps changed from pact
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