pack off

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vt sep she packed them off to bed/schoolsie schickte sie ins Bett/in die Schule


(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.
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 ?
Familiarize the workman with it, and some day he may come to see what a capital thing it would be to pack off me, and you, with the peerage, and the whole tribe of unprofitable proprietors such as we are, to St.
It does not pay to "fly" minerals and oil a mile farther than is necessary; but the risks of transhipping to submersibles in the ice pack off Nain or Hebron are so great that these heavy freighters fly down to Halifax direct, and scent the air as they go.
The teams held a friendly competitive "pack off" to see which team could pack more in 90 minutes.