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English definition of “pack (sth) up”

pack (sth) up

phrasal verb with pack
 
 
/pæk/ verb [T]
[I or T] to put things into containers so that you can take or send them away: Can you pack up these orders for despatch? They were packing up the office ready for the move.
[I or T] UK to get ready to leave work, or to put things away because you have finished working with them: It was 6 o'clock and time to pack up for the day. Let's pack up and go. He was packing up his tools and preparing to leave.
[I] UK informal if a machine packs up, it stops working: The photocopier's packed up again!
(Definition of pack (sth) up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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