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English definition of “pack”

pack

verb [T]     /pæk/
COMMERCE to put something into a container: pack sth in/into sth The fruit is finally packed into wooden crates for shipping.
to put material around something to protect it before putting it into a container: pack sth in sth The ornaments were carefully packed in soft material before being placed in the box.
to put food in a particular substance so that it does not decay: pack sth in sth sardines packed in oil
if people pack a place, they fill it completely: Staff packed the auditorium for her farewell speech.
pack a punch informal to have a great effect or influence: This was news that packed a punch in the business community. Her keynote address packed a powerful punch. It was a small company but one that packed a big punch.
(Definition of pack verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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