Meaning of “pack (sth) up” in the English Dictionary

"pack (sth) up" in English

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(Definition of “pack (sth) up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pack (sth) up" in Business English

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pack (sth) up

phrasal verb with pack uk /pæk/ us 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)