- 1 countable (bundle, load)(rucksack)Example sentences
- When your entry fee is received you will be sent an information pack confirming your venue for the first round and giving you lots of details about Westport and this great event.
- For classes, some books go on reserve, some materials go into course packs, and some copied excerpts are handed out in class.
- These are now planning public meetings, mass leafleting, education packs and street stalls to let as many people as possible know about the upcoming protests and events.
- And now that you're carrying half the weight, why use a seven-pound backpack when a three-pound pack is fine?
- When a person carries a loaded backpack, the pack too moves up and down the same distance at the same time.
- While the knife is designed for tactical backup, there's nothing that says you can't stick it in a backpack or hunting pack.
- 2 countable 2.1 (packet, package) a pack of cigarettes (especially American English)you can buy a starter pack for £549un paquete or una cajetilla or (River Plate area) una cajilla de cigarrillosteaching packte puedes comprar el equipo básico por 549 libras2.2material (masculine) para el profesor(para la enseñanza de un tema)(British English) (of cards)Example sentences
- Julie handed me a large piece of paper divided into four parts and a pack of pencil crayons.
- I picked up a battery charger and a pack of rechargeable AAA batteries.
- And guess how much a pack of 10 chicken wings costs in here?
- 3 countable 3.1 (of animals) See examples: a pack of wolvesa pack of hounds (Sport)una manada de lobosto run with the packuna jauría3.2 (in race) 3.3 (in rugby)seguir la corrientedelanteros (masculine plural)Example sentences
- The forward packs from both teams appear to be where the strength lies.
- A forward from the pack should lead the team and spur them on.
- It's easy to make parallels between the back rows but really a back row is only as good as the forward pack in front of it.
- 4 countable (group, collection) [pejorative]a pack of thieves/incompetentsa pack of liesuna partida de ladrones/de incompetentes [pejorative]una manga de ladrones/de incompetentes (Southern Cone) [colloquial] [pejorative]Example sentences
- Eriksson might have been wise during that press conference to have reminded the assembled pack of an old saying: those who shout loudest often have the least to say.
- Suddenly there is a commotion - a pack of motorcycles.
- Padlin stumbled into the pack of bettors clustered at the waist-high fence.
- 5 countable 5.1 (compress) 5.2 (cosmetic)Example sentences
- Frostbite is a recognized danger of the use of cold packs of ice therapy for sports injuries and soft tissue trauma.
- They are often painful, and you may wish to apply a cold pack straight after the injury.
- Benign interventions include hot and cold packs, bandages, canes, lotions, vitamins and nutritional supplements.
- 6 uncountable → pack ice
- 1 1.1 (Business) (goods/products) (put into container)(make packets with)(for transport)1.2 (put into suitcase, bag) See examples: the goods are packed ready for shippingI worked packing toyslas mercancías están embaladas y listas para ser despachadasI packed my clothes and lefttrabajé embalando jugueteshave you packed your toothbrush?hice la maleta or (River Plate area) la valija y me fuiempaqué (mi ropa) y me fui (Latin America)I packed the kids' lunches¿llevas el cepillo de dientes?1.3 (fill) See examples: have you packed your suitcase yet?preparé el almuerzo or (especially Spain, Mexico) la comida de los niños(para llevar al colegio etc)she threatened to pack her bags unless …¿ya has hecho la maleta or (River Plate area) la valija?¿ya has empacado? (Latin America)amenazó con irse ( or dejarlo etc) si no …Example sentences
- Sharon and Jane say they would normally suggest putting items into storage or packing them away in readiness for moving house.
- Dry them before you pack them into their containers or plastic bag and then put them in your luggage.
- His daily tasks include sorting out orders, packing the goods and transporting them to customers.
- 2 2.1 (press tightly together) See examples: pack the soil (down) firmlyto pack somethingapisone bien la tierra
intosomethingyou certainly packed a lot into your vacation2.2 (cram full) See examples: pack the gaps tightlyno cabe duda de que aprovechaste bien las vacacionesthe play packed the theater for monthsrellena bien los huecosthe hall was packed with peoplela obra llenó or abarrotó el teatro durante mesesla sala estaba atestada or abarrotada de gente
- 3 (carry, possess) [colloquial](gun)Example sentences
- Besides the well worn dusty cowboy boots he was also packing a gun under his green T-shirt.
- Most of the CCW pistol packers I know, who pack daily, are the ones who need something stiff in their pocket to remind them of days gone by while they lust for the chance to save the day.
- 1 1.1 (fill suitcase)1.2 (object)the books packed neatly into the boxhacer las maletas or (River Plate area) las valijasthe table packs flat for storagelos libros cupieron muy bien en la caja→ send 1 2la mesa se puede guardar totalmente plegadaExample sentences
- Katelyn walked into her room, sitting down on her bed and watching Mary pack her small pink backpack with clothes to wear while over at the Hayes.
- Should we be stocking up on water and packing an evacuation bag?
- Maybe I should pack my bag and grab the next flight north.
- 2 (squeeze)to pack
intosomethingthe crowd packed into the stationwe can't all pack into one carel gentío se apiñó en la estaciónno nos podemos meter todos en un cocheExample sentences
- The final line-up for this year's Grassington Festival has been completed and is jammed packed with great entertainment for all.
- The next few weeks in Kilcoo will be jammed packed with activities and events to suit all tastes.
- For me though, this weekend was more notable for being packed with stuff that I didn't go to, and didn't miss.
- (for storage)
- 1 (quit) [colloquial]
- she packed the children off to school
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (assemble belongings) 1.2 (stop) [colloquial]let's pack up for the day
- (fill with sympathizers) See examples: to pack a juryformar un jurado tendenciosoExample sentences
- Franklin Roosevelt wanted to pack the Court with New Dealers who would uphold his legislative program.
- We would have worked to secure the positions of chair and secretary and tried to pack the committee with political supporters - that is, if we had any.
- There are bound to be mixed feelings about the change from an independent CHC to a local-authority committee which is packed with politicians.
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