French translation of 'pack'
1. [of goods] paquet m
a pack of cigarettes un paquet de cigarettes
in packs of ten en paquet de dix
2. (= backpack) sac m à dos
3. (= load) [of horse, mule] charge f
4. [of hounds, wolves] meute f
to be ahead of the pack (= in the forefront) être en tête de peloton
5. [of people] meute f
a pack of journalists une meute de journalistes
a pack of lies un tissu de mensonges
7. (mainly Britain) [of cards] jeu m
(in rugby) pack m
(= cyclists) peloton m
1. (in container, box) [goods] emballer
to pack sth in jars mettre qch en bocaux
Machines now exist to pack olives in jars. Il existe maintenant des machines pour mettre les olives en bocaux.
2. (in suitcase) [clothes, swimsuit, hat, toothbrush] mettre dans sa valise
I packed my clothes while I was waiting for the taxi. J’ai mis mes vêtements dans ma valise pendant que j’attendais le taxi.
Don’t forget to pack your camera. N’oubliez pas d’apporter votre appareil photo.
3. (= put)
to pack sth into sth mettre qch dans qch
4. [sandwiches] emporter
to pack a picnic emporter un pique-nique
5. [rucksack, bag, suitcase] faire
He packed his rucksack and left. Il fit son sac à dos et s’en alla.
to pack one’s case faire sa valise
I’ve already packed my case. J’ai déjà fait ma valise.
6. (= put luggage into) [car] charger
7. (= fill) [people, crowdsstadium, room, streets] remplir
Thousands of people packed the streets of West London. Des milliers de personnes remplissaient les rues de l’ouest de Londres.
8. (= cram)
to pack sth into sth (into container) tasser qch dans qch
Pack everything tightly into a casserole. Tassez bien le tout dans une cocotte.
to pack people into sth entasser les gens dans qch
You can’t pack 72,000 people into Raymond James Stadium. On ne peut pas entasser 72000 personnes dans le stade Raymond James.
to be packed into sth [people](voluntarily) s’entasser dans qch
About 300 of us were packed into the hall. Environ 300 d’entre nous s’entassaient dans le hall.(forcibly)
They were packed into tiny, unventilated dungeons. On les entassait dans des cachots minuscules sans ventilation.
9. (= fit into limited time or space)
to pack sth into sth faire tenir qch dans qch
They managed to pack a lot of sightseeing into a short holiday. Ils ont réussi à faire tenir beaucoup de visites touristiques dans un court séjour.
to pack a lot into a day faire beaucoup de choses dans une journée
There’s a lot to pack into one day. Il y a beaucoup à faire dans une seule journée.
Milly was able to pack such a lot into 13 happy healthy years. Milly a pu faire tant de choses pendant ces 13 heureuses années de bonne santé.
10. (= press down, compress) tasser
to pack sth into sth enfoncer qch dans qch
Pack this mixture into the slits in the meat. Enfoncez le mélange dans les fentes de la viande.
to pack sth around sth [earth, straw, ice] tasser qch autour de qch
She packed soil around the roots of the plant. Elle tassa la terre autour des racines de la plante.[explosives] entourer qch de qch
They packed explosives around the mine. Ils ont entouré la mine d’explosifs.
11. [snow] damer
to pack a punch [book, film] avoir du punch; [cocktail] être puissant(e)
a cocktail that packs a powerful punch un cocktail puissant
1. (= prepare one’s luggage) faire ses bagages
I’ll help you pack. Je vais t’aider à faire tes bagages.
to pack into (= cram) [room, stadium] s’entasser dans
to send sb packing (informal) envoyer promener qn
Phrasal verbspack away, pack down, pack in, pack off, pack up
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Example Sentences Including 'pack'
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Its website is packed with information about all aspects of cycling.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Much of the time exquisite artefacts are packed away in boxes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Pack your bags and walk up to the front door with suitcases in tow.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some hopefuls burst into tears as they were told to pack their bags.The Sun (2012)
Super comfy and packs away in a small bag.The Sun (2009)
That does not mean you have to pack away your favourite summer staples.The Sun (2016)
The brush strokes dash around like a pack of baying hounds.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Think about serving size and ingredients and, where you can, check the number of calories either on the pack or online before you shop.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This compact pressure washer is small enough to carry but really packs a punch.The Sun (2016)
When all the angst is packed away.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
When he moved into the main house he had found a huge wardrobe packed with boxes of uniforms.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Who will be the first one sent packing through the famous doors?The Sun (2017)
The important ones were all in the pack on his back or in his pockets.A Plague of Angels (1993)
He is not likely to be content with a place in the pack for terribly long.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
These chunks are not pack ice formed from the frozen sea.Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)
But the good places are still packed.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You will receive a free fundraising pack containing all the information that you need.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Crude containers packed with explosives and shrapnel have been dropped from helicopters on civilian areas in an effort to dislodge rebel fighters.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
DON'T take up valuable holiday packing space with bathroom essentials.The Sun (2007)
Giant air pillows were packed around the objects to lift them up and on to waiting barges.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Her body is packed in ice and placed in the bow.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Pack clothes in bags like cleaners use to avoid creases.The Sun (2010)
Researchers found that one in three holidaymakers wore only half of the clothes they packed.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The price of just one pack might pay for a cinema ticket instead.The Sun (2014)
There isn't much fun about the fashion pack - until you take a look at their handbags.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
There was little evidence for claims that plain packs encouraged people to smoke more as they switched to cheaper brands.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They are usually packed into another container which is loaded in the belly of the aircraft.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They were like a pack of wild animals.The Sun (2007)
You can also pick up your free pack of Trolls stickers.The Sun (2016)
Both houses are packed with people who think they know a lot about education and who are happy to cite other experts.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
High street banks also have free information packs about going into business.Life Without Work (1994)
So we let people pack in as many as they wish.Christianity Today (2000)
It consists of four interconnected computers packed into one box.Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)
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'pack' in Other Languages
British English: pack /pæk/ NOUN
A pack of things is a collection of them that is sold or given together in a box or bag.
The club will send a free information pack.
- American English: pack
- Arabic: رَزْمَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pacote
- Chinese: 包
- Croatian: paket
- Czech: balíček prodejní
- Danish: pakke
- Dutch: pakket bundel
- European Spanish: fardo
- Finnish: pakkaus
- French: paquet
- German: Bündel
- Greek: δέμα
- Italian: pacco
- Japanese: 荷物
- Korean: 짐
- Norwegian: oppakning
- Polish: pakunek
- European Portuguese: pacote
- Romanian: pachet
- Russian: ранец
- Spanish: paquete
- Swedish: packe
- Thai: ห่อบรรจุ
- Turkish: yük
- Ukrainian: пакет
- Vietnamese: bó túm
British English: pack /pæk/ VERB
When you pack a bag, you put clothes and other things into it, because you are leaving a place or going on holiday.
I packed my bags and left home.
- American English: pack
- Arabic: يَحْزِمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: empacotar
- Chinese: 包装
- Croatian: pakirati
- Czech: balit
- Danish: pakke
- Dutch: inpakken
- European Spanish: embalar
- Finnish: pakata
- French: empaqueter
- German: packen
- Greek: πακετάρω
- Italian: fare le valigie
- Japanese: 荷造りをする
- Korean: (물건을 상자 등에) 넣다
- Norwegian: pakke
- Polish: zapakować
- European Portuguese: empacotar
- Romanian: a împacheta
- Russian: упаковывать
- Spanish: empacar
- Swedish: packa
- Thai: บรรจุ
- Turkish: paketlemek
- Ukrainian: пакувати
- Vietnamese: đóng gói
Translation of pack from the Collins English to French Dictionary