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"packing" in British English

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packingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpæk.ɪŋ/
the ​act of putting things into ​cases, ​boxes, ​bags, etc.: He always does his own packing. material that you put around something when it is put into a ​case, ​box, etc., to ​stop it from being ​damaged
(Definition of packing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"packing" in American English

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packingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈpæk·ɪŋ/
the ​act of putting things in ​containers for ​travel or ​storage: We still have a lot of packing to do before ​ourtrip.
(Definition of packing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"packing" in Business English

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packingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈpækɪŋ/
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the ​activity of ​wrappinggoods or putting them into ​containers to be ​sold or ​sent somewhere: The ​companyprovides packing and ​despatchingservices. They are getting the ​itemsready for packing. The ​price is ​inclusive of postage and packing.
the ​material used to ​wrap or ​holdgoods for ​selling or ​sending somewhere: Visit our ​onlinestore to ​buy cardboard packing and ​homeremovalboxes .
send sb packing UK informal to tell someone to go away because you are angry with them: I'd ​pay her her ​wages and ​send her packing tomorrow, but I know she'd ​try and take us to ​court. to do better than your ​competitors: They are in a ​position to ​send the ​competition packing.
(Definition of packing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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