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2 definitions found
 for send packing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\ (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packed (p[a^]kt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Packing.] [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan.
     pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See Pack, n.]
     1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a
        pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack;
        to press into close order or narrow compass; as, to pack
        goods in a box; to pack fish.
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              Strange materials packed up with wonderful art.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Where . . . the bones
              Of all my buried ancestors are packed. --Shak.
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     2. To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and
        securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or
        to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to
        crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the
        audience, packs the theater.
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     3. To shuffle, sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as
        to secure the game unfairly; to stack[3] (the deck).
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              And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.
                                                    --Pope.
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     4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and
        fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; to
        stack[3]; as, to pack a jury or a caucus.
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              The expected council was dwindling into . . . a
              packed assembly of Italian bishops.   --Atterbury.
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     5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.]
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              He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely
              devised and packed by his enemies.    --Fuller.
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     6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to
        pack a horse.
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              Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey.
                                                    --Shack.
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     7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings;
        esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; to send
        packing; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to
        school.
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              He . . . must not die
              Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven.
                                                    --Shak.
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     8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e.,
        on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.]
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     9. (Hydropathy) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within
        numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
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     10. (Mech.) To render impervious, as by filling or
         surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust
         so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or
         steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam
         engine.
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     11. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
         specif. (Hydropathy), to envelop in a wet or dry sheet,
         within numerous coverings.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  send packing
      v 1: stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a
           child out of wedlock" [syn: dismiss, send packing,
           send away, drop]

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