Share this entry

Share this page

pack someone off

Definition of pack someone off in English:

informal Send someone somewhere without much warning or notice: I was packed off to hospital for surgery
More example sentences
  • He discovered a hitherto undetected fracture and packed me off to North Shore Hospital.
  • However, the war effort said they could use him as an Air Force policeman, so he was packed off to Police College and then sent to Malta, where he was stationed for the next four years.
  • When my children were younger, I was never too keen on the idea of packing them off for long durations of summer camp.
Synonyms
See parent entry: pack

Definition of pack someone off in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…