pack up

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pack up

  1. To give in.
  2. To clear away.
  3. To put back together.
  4. To move one's residence.
    After 5 months in Madrid, I've decided it is time to pack up.
  5. To prepare for shipping, as a gift.
    pack up the crates.
  6. (of things) To put into bags to prepare to move.
  7. (of a machine) To break, to cease to function.
    • 1971, Flying Magazine, August 1971
      If I were asked which l'd rather be in, a single-engine Comanche or its double-breasted brother, at night after an engine packed up at 6,000 feet, I'd have to quickly choose the Twin Comanche.