pack verb

1 put things into containers

ADV. carefully | tightly Live animals are transported across the continent, packed tightly into lorries. | away, together, up The passengers travelled packed together like cattle. I think we might as well pack up and go home.

PREP. in, into She packed her clothes into a suitcase.

2 fill a place/sth

PREP. into Crowds of people packed into the hall.

PHRASES be packed full of sth Our new brochure is packed full of inspirational ideas. | be packed out The cinema was packed out! | be packed to bursting/capacity/overflowing The hall was packed to capacity. | be packed to the gunwales/rafters The hostel was packed to the rafters. | be packed with sb The place was packed with football fans. | closely/densely/tightly packed