pack (someone or something) into (something or some place)

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pack (someone or something) into (something or some place)

1. To pack something into a container or enclosed space of some kind so that it may be stored or carried for future use. I'm sorry, I already packed the toothpaste into the suitcase for our trip. Isn't there another tube somewhere? I'm packing my maternity clothes into a box so we can keep it up in the attic, just in case we decide to have another baby sometime in the future.
2. To manage to fit a lot of people or things into some enclosed space. Wow, they really pack the garlic into this dish, huh? Managers of the club have been accused of packing people into the club beyond its safety limits.
3. To manage to schedule a lot of activities into a limited amount of time. You sure packed a lot into just a week! I've stopped trying to pack so many things to do into every trip I take because I end up not enjoying the location itself.
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pack someone or something into something

 and pack someone or something in
to press or push someone or something into something; to manage to get a lot of things or people into a place. The boys packed a lot of kids into a telephone booth as a gag. They packed in a lot of kids.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pack into

1. To fit, fill, or squeeze something into something else: The students packed their books into the trunk. She sure packed a lot of information into a two-minute speech.
2. To enter and occupy some space fully: The students packed into the assembly hall.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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