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cube out

To fill the entirety of a storage area or space with boxes or cube-shaped containers, especially when they fit perfectly together without leaving any gaps. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cube" and "out." Ideally, you'd want to cube the pallets out before wrapping them up to avoid things shifting around during transport. We want the boxes to be as densely packed as possible when cubing out our cargo ships. We aren't paying to ship air, after all.
See also: cube, out

ice cube

A small piece of ice molded into a cube shape. Ice cubes are often added to drinks to keep them cold. Hey, can you throw a couple of ice cubes in my drink here? I'm just wrapping up a few ice cubes so you can put them on your injured knee.
See also: cube, ice
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1. n. a very square person. This nerd was the most unbelievable cube you have ever seen.
2. n. a die, one of a pair of dice. (Usually in the plural.) She shook the cubes, saying, “Baby needs shoes!”
3. n. a sugar cube impregnated with LSD. (Drugs. Often in the plural.) First they took it on cubes. Then on little bits of paper.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Judges Marcus Queensborough, of the Birmingham Post & Mail, Saranne Moreno, from Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity, and 2016 Cube Photographer of the Year Daniel Sturley assessed the 12 finalists' photos for impact, creativity and technical skill.
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