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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PACK UP

And now I must pack up a few necessaries in my bag, and be off to Mr. Brunton's.

It began to seem to her as if the invader might pack up her mother's treasures and walk off with them.

Can I be of any service in assisting you to pack up, Mrs. Lee?

And then after a conference, it was decided by all hands to pack up and go home.

I remember I cried when we had to pack up all of a sudden and go into other lodgings.

I have all my things to pack up, so we can start off travelling right away.

Now we are both relieved from other duty, so we will pack up our kit.

Pack up and get everything down to the boat and wait there until I come.'

I took no notice of the order, but continued to pack up my things.

I can write no more, my Marcia, for I have got to pack up my cloaths.

WORD ORIGIN

"bundle," early 13c., probably from a Low German word (cf. Middle Dutch pac, pack "bundle," Middle Low German pak, Middle Flemish pac, attested from late 12c.), originally a term of wool traders in Flanders; or possibly from Old Norse pakki. All are of unknown origin.

Italian pacco is a Dutch loan word; French pacque probably is from Flemish. Meaning "set of persons" (usually of a low character) is c.1300, older than sense of "group of hunting animals" (early 15c.). Extended to collective sets of playing cards (1590s), floating ice (1791), cigarettes (1924), and submarines (1943). Meaning "knapsack on a frame" is attested from 1916. Pack of lies first attested 1763.

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