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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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Hartley is expected to pack down alongside Andrew Sheridan and Dan Cole in England's front row - and Gatland will be keen to see how he fares.
Thompson, England's battle-hardened hooker, is relishing the chance to pack down against the Australian rookies alongside destructive Leicester tighthead Dan Cole.
O'Connell will pack down with his third different second row partner of the tour in Alun Wyn Jones.
The energy storage system uses lithium cells and a computer that shuts the entire battery pack down in the event of an emergency.
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.
Barclay was omitted from the 31-man Scotland Rugby World Cup squad but has returned in time for the league opener and will pack down at No.
Michael Swift, one of three captains named by Lam for the season, leads the side against the Italians and will pack down alongside Galway man Andrew Browne in the absence of Clarke.
But he will pack down in Newport Gwent Dragons' back-row for their PRO12 clash against the Ospreys in Swansea.
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.
I might well pack down against Robbie, but that doesn't affect me and it won't have a bearing on the game either.
ANDY ROBINSON has dismissed notions of England expecting another scrummaging pushover when they pack down against Australia in next weekend's first Test.
The 31-year-old, who arrived in the country six hours before the game and is playing as an amateur, can pack down on both sides of the scrum and has had Currie Cup experience with the Mighty Elephants.