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pack up

vb (adverb)
1. to put (things) away in a proper or suitable place
2. informal to give up (an attempt) or stop doing (something): if you don't do your work better, you might as well pack up.
3. (intr) (of an engine, machine, etc) to fail to operate; break down
4. (Mechanical Engineering) engineering to use packing to adjust the height of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment
Translations
يَتَوقَّف المُحَرِّك عَن العَمَليُحَمِّل
sbalitzhasnout
gå i ståpakkepakke sammen
bilapakka saman, setja í pakkningar/gáma
ambalaj yapmakdurmakpaketlemekstop etmek

w>pack up

vt sep clothes etczusammenpacken
vi
(= prepare luggage)packen; he just packed up and lefter packte seine Sachen und ging
(Brit inf: = stop working) (engine)seinen Geist aufgeben (hum); (person)Feierabend machen (inf)
the tent packs up easilydas Zelt lässt sich gut verpacken

pack

(pӕk) noun
1. things tied up together or put in a container, especially to be carried on one's back. He carried his luggage in a pack on his back.
2. a set of (fifty-two) playing-cards. a pack of cards.
3. a number or group of certain animals. a pack of wolves / a wolf-pack.
4. a packet. a pack of cigarettes.
verb
1. to put (clothes etc) into a bag, suitcase or trunk for a journey. I've packed all I need and I'm ready to go.
2. to come together in large numbers in a small space. They packed into the hall to hear his speech.
ˈpacking noun
1. the act of putting things in bags, cases etc. He has done his packing tonight as he is leaving in the morning.
2. the materials (paper, string etc) used to wrap things for posting etc. He unwrapped the vase and threw away the packing.
ˈpacking-case noun
a (large) wooden box in which goods are packed and sent from place to place.
packed (out)
containing as many people as possible. The theatre/meeting was packed (out).
pack off
to send away, usually quickly and without wasting time. They packed the children off to bed early.
pack up
1. to put into containers in order to take somewhere else. She packed up the contents of her house.
2. to stop working or operating. We'd only gone five miles when the engine packed up.
References in classic literature ?
We'll pack up what we can carry and leave the rest," added the scientist.
It belongs to my mistress, and I have my mistress's orders to pack up everything in the room.