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verb (adverb)
to put (things) away in a proper or suitable place
informal to give up (an attempt) or stop doing (something)if you don't do your work better, you might as well pack up
(intr) (of an engine, machine, etc) to fail to operate; break down
engineering to use packing to adjust the height of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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