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1. To fill some space with spectators or audience members. Often used in passive constructions. (In each usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pack" and "out.") Over 20,000 people packed out Madison Square Garden to watch the Heavyweight Championship. The theater was totally packed out for the movie premiere.
2. To pack someone's possessions in order to be moved out of the current location. We hired a moving company to pack us out and deliver our belongings to the new house in Connecticut. Tommy and I were packing out a couple last Sunday who had a baboon for a pet—I swear to God!
3. To pack something, especially garbage, in order to remove it from one's current location. Used especially in reference to camping, hiking, or other outdoor activities. You can bring bears down into the campsite if you don't pack your trash out when you leave. Let's make sure we pack out all our rubbish when we're leaving.
4. To cause snow to be tightly packed. Often used in passive constructions. Skiers and snowshoers have packed out the snow all around the area. There hasn't been fresh powder for a while, so all the snow on the slopes is pretty packed out.
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