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Main Entry: 2pack
Function: verb 1 a: to place articles in (as for transportation or storage) <pack a suitcase> b: to cover or fill so as to prevent passage (as of air or water) <pack the joint of a pipe> c: to place closely and securely in a container or bundle <pack goods> 2 a: to crowd in <people packed the hall> b: to form into a pack <ice is packing in the gorge> 3: to send or go away without delay <pack a child off to school> 4: to transport on foot or on the back of an animal <pack water from a spring> 5: 1CARRY 6 <pack a gun> 6: to be supplied with : POSSESS <a storm packing hurricane winds> synonymsPACK, CRAM, STUFF mean to fill something to its limit or beyond. PACK may suggest filling something up in a way that is tight but orderly <pack a trunk> or it may suggest filling something too much <people were packed into the room like sardines>. CRAM usually suggests that something has been filled in a forceful, careless, or disorderly way <crammed everything into one small box>. STUFF suggests filling something with as much as it will hold and often to the point that it bulges <I stuffed my pockets with candy>.