pack up
  1. To give in.
  2. To clear away and place into storage.
  3. To put back together.
  4. To move one's residence.
    After 5 months in Madrid, I've decided it is time to pack up.
  5. To prepare for shipping, as a gift.
    Pack up the crates.
  6. (of things) To put into bags to prepare to move.
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Julie DeLongpre: Is there anything I can do to help?
      Allen Gregory DeLongpre: Well, I guess maybe you could pack up your belongings-
      Julie: All right.
      And go back to wherever the hell you came from. Does that make sense? So, it does make sense? No?
  7. (informal, of a machine) To break, to cease to function.
    • 1968, CQ; the Radio Amateur's Journal (volume 24, issues 7-12, page 52)
      Sitting mute, I watched the faint line of smoke fade into oblivion, and with it went the hopes of this CQ Contest... The Receiver power trannie had packed up.
    • 1971, Flying Magazine, August 1971 ↗
      If I were asked which l'd rather be in, a single-engine Comanche or its double-breasted brother, at night after an engine packed up at 6,000 feet, I'd have to quickly choose the Twin Comanche.

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