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Pronunciation of Pack: Learn how to pronounce Pack in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word pack:

1a small cardboard or paper container and the items contained within it:
a pack of cigarettes
(often the pack) a quantity of fish, fruit, or other foods packed or canned in a particular season.
2a group of similar things or people, especially one regarded as unpleasant:
the reports were a pack of lies
British a set of playing cards.
a collection of related documents:
an information pack
(Pack) an organized group of Cub Scouts or Brownies.
Rugby a team’s forwards considered as a group:
I had doubts about Swansea’s pack at the beginning of the season
(the pack) the main body of competitors following the leader or leaders in a race or competition:
Price broke from the pack to pursue him
Japanese cars are ahead of the pack in this category
3a group of wild animals, especially wolves, living and hunting together:
a pack of wolves will encircle an ailing prey
a group of hounds kept and used for hunting:
the lead hound gives tongue and the pack takes off, following the line of scent
4a rucksack:
we picked up our packs and trudged off
5 (also ice pack) an expanse of large pieces of floating ice driven together into a nearly continuous mass, as occurs in polar seas.
6a hot or cold pad of absorbent material, especially as used for treating an injury.
[with object]
1fill (a suitcase or bag) with clothes and other items needed for travel:
I packed a bag and left
[no object]:
she had packed and checked out of the hotel
place (something) in a container for transport, storage, or sale:
I packed up my stuff and drove to Detroit
[no object] be capable of being folded up for transport or storage:
a pneumatic igloo tent that packs away compactly
store (something perishable) in a specified substance in order to preserve it:
the organs were packed in ice
2cram a large number of things into:
it was a large room, packed with beds jammed side by side
(often as adjective packed) (of a large number of people) crowd into and fill (a place):
a packed Merseyside pub
cover, surround, or fill (something):
if you have a nosebleed, try packing the nostrils with cotton wool
3 [no object] Rugby (of players) form a scrum:
we often packed down with only seven men
4 informal carry (a gun):
he packs a gun and keeps it at the ready
(as adjective, in combination -packing)
a pistol-packing cop

go to the pack
Australian/NZ informal deteriorate; go to pieces:
it was real sad how he went to the pack
pack one’s bags
prepare for one’s imminent departure:
he might hand in his resignation, pack his bags, and go to Tahiti
pack heat
North American informal carry a gun:
he was busted at JFK for packing heat
pack it in
informal stop what one is doing:
I decided to resit my GCSEs but I didn’t have enough confidence in myself so I packed it in
pack a punch
be capable of hitting with skill or force:
Rosie, although small, could pack a hefty punch
have a powerful effect:
the Spanish wine packed quite a punch
packed out
British informal (of a place) very crowded.
send someone packing
informal make someone leave in an abrupt or peremptory way:
the intrusive outsider is humiliated by the kids and sent packing by the mother
Phrasal Verbs

pack something in
informal give up an activity or job:
I’m packing in the job
pack someone off
informal send someone somewhere without much warning or notice:
I was packed off to hospital for surgery
pack something out
North American pack something up and take it away:
pack out any garbage you have left
pack up (or in)
British informal (of a machine) break down:
the immersion heater has packed up
at Gatwick, the engine packed in


Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pak (noun), pakken (verb). The verb appears early in Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman French in connection with the wool trade; trade in English wool was chiefly with the Low Countries