There are 2 main translations of pack in Italian:

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pack 1

British English: /pak/
American English: /pæk/


also: -pack also: in composti

  • a two, four-pack
    (of cassettes, beer)
    una confezione da due, quattro

transitive verb

  • 2 (put things into)
    (box, crate)
    to pack one's suitcase
    fare o preparare la valigia
    to pack one's bags
    fare i bagagli
    to pack something with
    riempire qualcosa di
  • 4 (cram into)
    (people, crowd)
    stiparsi in, affollare
    (church, theatre, stadium)
    (corner, hole, gap) with di
    to be packed with
    essere pieno zeppo di
    essere pieno di
    (ideas, sweets)
    to pack something into a hole
    tappare un buco con qualcosa

intransitive verb

  • 1 (get ready for departure)
    fare le valigie
  • 2 (crowd) See examples:to pack into
    stiparsi, affollarsi in
    (hall, theatre, church, stadium)


a pack of lies

to send somebody packing

cacciare via qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

pack away:

pack [something] away, pack away [something]
mettere via, riporre
(clothes, books)

pack in:

1 pack in [informal] (break down)
(car, machine)
2 pack [something] in, pack in [something] 2.1 (cram in)
fare entrare, pigiare
that musical is really packing them in
quel musical sta veramente attirando un sacco di pubblico
2.2 [informal] (give up)
(job, boyfriend)
to pack it all in I've packed in smoking
ho smesso di fumare
pack it in!

pack off:

pack [somebody] off, pack off [somebody] to pack somebody off to
spedire qualcuno a
(school, bed)
spedire qualcuno in

pack up:

1 pack up 1.1 (prepare to go)
fare i bagagli
1.2 [informal] (break down)
(TV, machine)
andare in panne
(heart, liver)
1.3 [informal] (stop)
2 pack [something] up, pack up [something] 2.1
(put away)
mettere via
(books, clothes)
(in boxes, crates) (books, objects)
2.2 [informal] (stop) See examples:to pack up doing

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There are 2 main translations of pack in Italian:

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pack 2
British English: /pak/
American English: /pæk/

transitive verb

  • (Politics) (influence composition of) See examples:to pack a jury, committee
    scegliersi una giuria, un comitato favorevole
    to pack a conference, meeting
    fare volgere a proprio favore l'andamento di una conferenza, riunione

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