pack in


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Related to pack in: undeterred, misattributed

pack in

vb (tr, adverb)
1. informal Brit and NZ to stop doing (something) (esp in the phrase pack it in)
2. to carry (something) to base camp, etc by pack
Translations

w>pack in

vt sep
clothes etceinpacken
peoplehineinpferchen in (+acc); we can’t pack any more in here (people) → hier geht or passt keiner mehr rein; (things) → hier geht or passt nichts mehr rein
(inf: play, actor etc) → in Scharen anziehen; this film is really packing them indieser Film zieht die Leute in Scharen an
(Brit inf) (= give up) jobhinschmeißen (inf); girlfriendsausen lassen (inf); (= stop) noiseaufhören mit; (= stop) work, activitySchluss or Feierabend (inf)machen mit; a footballer should know when it’s time to pack it inein Fußballspieler sollte wissen, wann es Zeit ist, Schluss zu machen or aufzuhören; to pack it all inSchluss machen; pack it in!hör auf!, lass es gut sein!; (job) → schmeiß die Sache hin!
vi
(= crowd in)sich hineindrängen; we all packed into his carwir zwängten uns alle in sein Auto
(Brit inf: = stop working) (engine)seinen Geist aufgeben (hum); (person)zusammenpacken, Feierabend machen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle, and neither will go from the trail, Lie down till the leaders have spoken--it may be fair words shall prevail.
Iowa carriers are leading the pack in planning and shaping the telecommunications networks of the future, and, with federal funding assistance through the Rural Utilities Service, tomorrow's network is becoming a reality today.