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pack

noun [C]
 
 
/pæk/
COMMERCE a container in which things are put to be kept, sold, or sent somewhere, or the contents of a container: a pack of cigarettes Keep the goods in the pack if you might want to return them to the store.
a collection of objects, documents, etc. that are made available as a set : pack of 6/12/20, etc. These items are usually sold in packs of ten. Information packs are available at the front desk. You can download the application pack from our website.
-pack used with a word that describes an amount to show that a collection of objects are being sold together: a six-pack of beer a multipack of pet food These bulbs are sold as a twin-pack only.
the pack a way of referring to the people, companies, etc. that are not the leaders in a particular area of business: The end of a downturn is an excellent opportunity for companies to pull ahead of the pack.
→  See also blister pack , bubble pack , display pack , four-pack , gift pack , multipack , six-pack
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