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pack up (2)

British and Australian English INFORMAL

Today: Fri, 05 Feb 2016

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Meaning: If something packs up, it stops working and needs to be fixed.

For example:

  • pack up Why does my air conditioner have to pack up on Friday? I can't get it fixed til Monday, and it's going to be a really hot weekend!

  • pack up Stan's printer has packed up again! Why doesn't he just get a new one?

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

Quick Quiz:

My camera has packed up, so I'll have to

a. unpack it

b. shoot it

c. repair it

Phrasal Verb quizzes

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