- a wrapping of the body in wet or dry clothes for therapeutic purposes.
- the cloths so used.
- Obsolete. the state of being so wrapped.
- Also called pack wall. a rubble wall for supporting a roof.
- any of various other roof supports of timber, timber and rubble, or rubble and wire mesh.
- to dispatch: We packed the kids off to camp for the summer.
- to leave hastily.
Idioms about pack
- to give up; abandon one's efforts: In 1972 we packed it in and moved back to Florida.
- to cease being a nuisance.
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How to use pack in a sentence
For the uninitiated, the road to Hana is that legendary 51 miles from Kahului packed with tight turns, one-lane bridges and enough waterfalls to fill an SD card.
Google is now labeling businesses in co-working spaces with a “coworking office space” label in the local pack within the search results.Is Google moving toward being search marketing’s point of singularity: Thursday’s daily brief|Carolyn Lyden|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
Therapists who work with adolescents say that for many of their clients, the quarantine, especially early last spring, felt like a release valve to their pressure-packed lives.
It also locks, which means they won’t have worry about it turning on inside their pack and draining the three AAA batteries inside.
These typically last between 30 minutes to an hour, though you can extend the heating time by adding extra packs or keeping them in coat pockets.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular-Science
“Change can be exciting,” Cuomo says to Richards as he helps her pack up her office.
While some stray from the fold, most stay with the same pack their entire lives.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes|Tom Sykes|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus the notion of the poor little guy surrounded by a rag-tag pack of true believers is an American favorite.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New York City boasts the highest cost for cigarettes in the nation, with a pack ranging anywhere from $12 and up.Eric Garner Was Choked to Death for Selling Loosies|Nick Gillespie|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The party was made up of six men on horseback, two tame buffaloes, and a pack of immense dogs used to hunting.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
There was no fight in his men; they ran like a pack of frightened coyotes at the first crack of a gun.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Dorothy cleared off the table, and went to her own room to pack up her clothes, and prepare for her journey.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Then we mounted and took to the trail again, stripped down to fighting-trim, unhampered by a pack-horse.
The pack-horses, with no riders at their heels to guide them, had tangled each other in the connecting-rope and stopped.
British Dictionary definitions for pack (1 of 2)
- a bundle or load, esp one carried on the back
- (as modifier)a pack animal
- a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc
- (in combination)pack-sealed
- a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp for its soothing effect
- a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp to control bleeding
Derived forms of packpackable, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pack
In addition to the idioms beginning with pack
- pack a punch
- packed in like sardines
- pack it in
- pack off
- pack them in
- Joe six-pack
- send someone about his or her business (packing)