informal Send someone somewhere without much warning or notice: I was packed off to hospital for surgery
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- 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.
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