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pack something down

to make something more compact; to press something in a container down so it takes less space. The traffic packed down the snow. Pack the grass down in the basket so the basket will hold more.
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pack down

[for something] to settle down in a container. The cereal has packed down in the box so that it seems that the box is only half full. Everything was packed down carefully inside.
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O'Connell will pack down with his third different second row partner of the tour in Alun Wyn Jones.
I might well pack down against Robbie, but that doesn't affect me and it won't have a bearing on the game either.
With a total weight of just under 900 grams, the airbed is unlikely to go down terribly well with advocates of lightweight travel, but it can pack down to an impressive 25 centimetres by 15 centimetres, thanks to a set of built in compression straps--a 65 per cent smaller pack size than conventional self-inflating mattresses of the same thickness.
The energy storage system uses lithium cells and a computer that shuts the entire battery pack down in the event of an emergency.
ProCell does not pack down due to its tight cell structure, and is grindable and very soft for less abrasion.
TRAVEL TIPS WITH TIGGER AND TOTO: Dogs usually like car trips, while cats don't, so consider keeping them in their little carrier with some shredded newspaper, which will pack down and prevent kitty from sliding around - and also help if she get gets sick or can't wait for the next bathroom break.
Returning to the bucket, the trio uses kitchen strainers to drain and pack down the post-penguin krill.
Madden will pack down at prop for Llanelli in view of the Grange End where he would regularly cheer on the Bluebirds as a kid.
Mick Lynch - normally a centre - fills in on the other wing, but David Corkery has been declared fit and will pack down in an all-international back row alongside Anthony Foley and Eddie Halvey.
They will pack down together for England in France.
Even now in his 30s, he admits how he sometimes becomes nervous about throwing into the line-out and his description of what it is like to pack down in a scrum with your arms bound around two props either side of you and it collapses is graphic.
But he will pack down in Newport Gwent Dragons' back-row for their PRO12 clash against the Ospreys in Swansea.
From left, Blues' Paul Tito, Sion Probert who plays Maldwyn Novello Pugh and Blues' Casey Laulala pack down together to help launch Bred in Heaven at the New Theatre in Cardiff PICTURE: Matthew Horwood [umlaut]
George Chuter, meanwhile, will remain with his club Leicester and pack down in the Tigers front-row for tonight's tour game against the Wallabies at Welford Road.
Thompson, England's battle-hardened hooker, is relishing the chance to pack down against the Australian rookies alongside destructive Leicester tighthead Dan Cole.