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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Idioms for pack

    pack it in,
    1. to give up; abandon one's efforts: In 1972 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; verb derivative of the noun

synonym study for pack

1. See package. 5. See flock1

Definition 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

Definition 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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Medical definitions for pack

pack
[ păk ]

v.

To fill, stuff, plug, or tampon.
To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.

n.

The swathing of a patient or body part in hot, cold, wet, or dry materials, such as cloth towels, sheets, or blankets.
The materials so used.
An ice pack; an ice bag.
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Idioms and Phrases with pack

pack

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