[+goods] paquet m
→ Chicken pieces are available in five-pound packs.
→ She read the back of the pack.
a pack of cigarettes un paquet de cigarettes
in packs of ten en paquet de dix
→ Aspirin was sold in packs of 10
→ Nappy liners available in packs of 10
→ B&Q has a range of tile transfers that come in packs of six
(=backpack) sac m à dos
→ I hid the money in my pack
→ I took a bottle of whisky from my pack
[+horse, mule] charge f
[+hounds, wolves] meute f
to be ahead of the pack
(=in the forefront) être en tête de peloton
→ Geraldine O'Leary is ahead of the pack for the commercial director's job.
→ Pricewaterhousecoopers remains well ahead of the pack, with fee income of £2.2 billion.
→ Scotland's successive administrations could legitimately be accused of squandering the opportunity to be ahead of the pack. Instead, its growth record continues to lag behind the rest of the UK.
[+people] meute f
a pack of journalists une meute de journalistes
→ a pack of journalists eager to question him
a pack of lies un tissu de mensonges
→ it's a pack of lies
→ he told a pack of lies
[+cards] jeu m
(SPORT, in rugby) pack m
(=cyclists) peloton m
(in container, box)
→ they offered me a job packing goods in a warehouse
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.
[+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.
to pack sth into sth mettre qch dans qch
→ snip the vine tomatoes off their stalks and pack them into a container
→ Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and pack them into clean, warm jars
→ You've got five minutes to pack some clothes into a hold-all.
→ I watched her pack her belongings into five plastic bags
→ you just might want to pack a few sandwiches to go
to pack a picnic emporter un pique-nique
→ Pack a picnic and explore the surrounding quiet lanes
→ We could pack a picnic lunch and rent a canoe
[+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.
(=put luggage into)
→ We packed the car for the two-hour journey.
[+stadium, room, streets] remplir
→ seventy thousand people will pack the stadium
→ 30 firefighters, who took a bus to the trial, packed the courtroom
→ At lunchtime an estimated 16,000 people packed the streets of Windsor
Thousands of people packed the streets of West London. Des milliers de personnes remplissaient les rues de l'ouest de Londres.
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.
→ Pack people into a poverty-stricken, rat-infested Third World city and you have the ingredients for a plague epidemic
to be packed into sth
s'entasser dans qch
About 300 of us were packed into the hall. Environ 300 d'entre nous s'entassaient dans le hall.
→ Thousands of evacuated residents were packed into community centres
They were packed into tiny, unventilated dungeons. On les entassait dans des cachots minuscules sans ventilation.
(=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.
→ Here is a writer who can pack more into three paragraphs, than many western writers can manage in three books
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.
(=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
→ pack more hardcore around it to keep it upright.
→ he packed straw around them
→ The workers then packed ice around the female seal
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.
to pack a punch
[book, film] avoir du punch
→ Moliere's classic satire lacks subtlety but packs quite a punch.
[cocktail] être puissant (e)
a cocktail that packs a powerful punch un cocktail puissant
(=prepare one's luggage) faire ses bagages
I'll help you pack. Je vais t'aider à faire tes bagages.
→ He walked back to the hotel to pack and pay his bill.
to pack into
[+room, stadium] s'entasser dans
→ 95,000 people packed into Hampden Park to see them
to send sb packing * envoyer promener qn → If he tries to see you again, I'll send him packing. → He came round here to ask if he could see you but I soon sent him packing.
n jeunes loups mpl
→ ... the Hollywood Brat Pack.
n (COMPUTING) unité f de disques
n paquet m économique
face pack (British)
n masque m de beauté
flat pack , flat-pack
n (British) meuble m en kit
→ It arrives as a flat pack and is bolted together on site.
n poche f de glace
n (British) documentation f
[+bottles, cans] emballage m géant
[+clothes, Christmas decorations, equipment] ranger
→ it's time to pack away the winter woolies
→ the rest of us are taking down the tree and packing away the decorations for another year
→ the broadcasting unit would need at least two hours to set up and an hour to pack away equipment
[+earth, soil, snow] tasser
pack in (British)
[+job] plaquer *
→ It's a good job. I don't think he'd pack it in.
pack it in!
(=stop it) laisse tomber!
to pack it all in tout plaquer
→ They wanted to pack it all in and go back to college
→ If I ever stopped having fun, I'd pack it all in tomorrow.
to pack them in
[play, film, show] faire salle comble
→ go and see The Godfather, packing them in at cinemas
→ BLOW YOUR HEAD! is still packing them in at Camden's Jazz Cafe
→ They pack their sons off to boarding school.
→ he packed off his wife and children to stay in a caravan near Wales
to pack sb off to bed expédier qn au lit
I finally succeeded in packing her off to bed. J'ai finalement réussi à l'expédier au lit.
[lungs, heart] lâcher
The engine packed up just before we reached Paris. Le moteur a lâché juste avant que nous n'arrivions à Paris.
In the end it was his lungs that packed up. À la fin, ce sont ses poumons qui ont lâché.
[person] tout plaquer
→ I could have packed up midway through the season, but I didn't
(=pack one's bags)
[person] faire ses valises
→ Tonca and her family packed up and headed for Austria.
→ We asked Verity to pack up her belongings immediately.
→ She packed up her books and left the library.
[+goods, presents] emballer
n bête f de somme
n cheval m de somme
n banquise f
n bloc m d'alimentation
(=journalists) presse f à scandale
(=information pack) dossier m de presse
* journalistes mpl de la presse à sensation
(=flat stomach) tablettes fpl de chocolat
→ he has a beer paunch instead of a six-pack
n kit m de base