pack into

pack (something) into

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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pack into

v.
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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PACKING FOR PICNIC: Store spread in a sealable plastic container in refrigerator until ready to pack into a cold cooler.
PACKING FOR PICNIC: Individually wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to pack into a cold cooler.
PACKING FOR PICNIC: Store in sealable plastic container in refrigerator until ready to pack into a cooler.
Users can plug HP's AdvanceStack 10Base-T Switch Module and Management Pack into an HP switching hub and watch the stack become fully switched -- automatically.