Phrasal Verbs

pack in (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb pack in (2)

British and Australian English INFORMAL


If you pack something in, you stop doing it.



For example

  • pack sth in It's going to rain, so let's pack it in and finish the job in the morning.

  • pack in sth After working for a month as a builder, James packed in the job and went to China to teach English.


This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

After working in his job for thirty years, Tony packed it in and

a. went back to school

b. worked even harder

c. kept it for later

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