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/ pAk; pAk/ n 1 [C] (a) number of things wrapped or tied together for carrying, esp on the back , : The tramp carried his belongings in a pack on his back. . (b) bag, usu of canvas or leather, fitted with straps for carrying on the back . Cf backpack, haversack, rucksack. 2 [C] small paper or cardboard container in which goods are packed for selling; packet ; ; : a six-pack of beer, ie six cans of beer wrapped and sold together * (esp US) a pack of cigarettes . =>Usage at packet packet. 3 [CGp] (a) group of wild animals that hunt together : Wolves hunt in packs. . (b) group of dogs kept for hunting, esp with horses : a pack of hounds . (c) organized group of Cub Scouts or Brownies : a `Brownie pack . (d) the forwards of a Rugby football team . 4 [CGp] ~ (of sb/sth) (derog ) number of people or things (used esp in the expressions shown) , , : a pack of fools/thieves [] * a pack of lies . 5 [C] (US deck) complete set of 52 playing-cards 52. 6 [C] (only in compounds ) thing placed on a part of the body for a period of time, such as a layer of cream or paste for cleansing the skin of the face or a bag of ice for soothing a burn : a `face-pack * an `ice-pack.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:02
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pack
/ pAk; pAk/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (in/into B); ~ B (with A) put sth into a container for transport or storing; fill (a container, esp a suitcase) with sth : Have you packed (your suitcase) yet? ? * Don't forget to pack your toothbrush! ! * All these books need to be packed (into boxes). . * pack clothes into a trunk/pack a trunk with clothes * He takes a packed lunch (ie sandwiches, etc packed into a box or some other container) to work every day. . (b) [I, Ipr] ~ (into sth) be able to be put into a container for transport or storing : This dress packs easily. . * These clothes won't all pack into one suitcase. . 2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (in sth) cover or protect sth with (esp soft) material pressed tightly on, in or round it : pack china in newspaper * glass packed in straw . 3 [Tn] prepare and put (meat, fish, etc) in tins in order to preserve it ; . 4 [esp passive : Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (with sth/sb) fill, cram or crowd sth (with sth/sb) ; : Chanting fans packed the stadium/The stadium was packed with chanting fans. , . * The show played to packed houses, ie large audiences. . * This book is packed with useful information. . * an action-packed film, novel, etc * The restaurant was packed, ie crowded with people. . 5 [I, Tn] (of snow, ice, etc) (cause sth to) form a hard compact mass : The snow had packed against the wall. . * The wind packed the snow against the wall. . 6 [Tn] (US infml ) carry (sth); be equipped with (sth) ; : pack a gun . 7 [Tn] (derog ) choose (the members of a committee, etc) so that they are likely to decide in one's favour . 8 (idm ) ,pack one's `bags (prepare to) leave : After their row she packed her bags and left. , . * He was told to pack his bags. . ,pack a (hard, etc) `punch (infml ) (a) (of a boxer) be capable of delivering a powerful blow . (b) (fig ) have a very powerful effect : Those cocktails pack quite a punch! ! send sb packing => send. 9 (phr v) pack sth away put sth into a box, cupboard, etc because it is not needed : She packed away the deck-chairs for the winter. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:02
pack
/ pAk; pAk/ v 1 (a) [I, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (in/into B); ~ B (with A) put sth into a container for transport or storing; fill (a container, esp a suitcase) with sth : Have you packed (your suitcase) yet? ? * Don't forget to pack your toothbrush! ! * All these books need to be packed (into boxes). . * pack clothes into a trunk/pack a trunk with clothes * He takes a packed lunch (ie sandwiches, etc packed into a box or some other container) to work every day. . (b) [I, Ipr] ~ (into sth) be able to be put into a container for transport or storing : This dress packs easily. . * These clothes won't all pack into one suitcase. . 2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (in sth) cover or protect sth with (esp soft) material pressed tightly on, in or round it : pack china in newspaper * glass packed in straw . 3 [Tn] prepare and put (meat, fish, etc) in tins in order to preserve it ; . 4 [esp passive : Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (with sth/sb) fill, cram or crowd sth (with sth/sb) ; : Chanting fans packed the stadium/The stadium was packed with chanting fans. , . * The show played to packed houses, ie large audiences. . * This book is packed with useful information. . * an action-packed film, novel, etc * The restaurant was packed, ie crowded with people. . 5 [I, Tn] (of snow, ice, etc) (cause sth to) form a hard compact mass : The snow had packed against the wall. . * The wind packed the snow against the wall. . 6 [Tn] (US infml ) carry (sth); be equipped with (sth) ; : pack a gun . 7 [Tn] (derog ) choose (the members of a committee, etc) so that they are likely to decide in one's favour . 8 (idm ) ,pack one's `bags (prepare to) leave : After their row she packed her bags and left. , . * He was told to pack his bags. . ,pack a (hard, etc) `punch (infml ) (a) (of a boxer) be capable of delivering a powerful blow . (b) (fig ) have a very powerful effect : Those cocktails pack quite a punch! ! send sb packing => send. 9 (phr v) pack sth away put sth into a box, cupboard, etc because it is not needed : She packed away the deck-chairs for the winter. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:02

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