Definition of pack up or in in English:
British informal (Of a machine) break down: the immersion heater has packed up at Gatwick, the engine packed in
More example sentences
- Things got so bad during Wednesday's gargantuan meeting that the overworked coffee machine packed up.
- But somehow - and this is where my memory of the interview almost completely packs up on me - I stumbled to the end of the answer.
- Next time the freezer packs up I'll hope it's in winter!
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