One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a place) very crowded.
- ‘It was a sold out show, and the place was packed out.’
- ‘Staged at a packed out Witton Park, the 11 track events were shared out between seven schools while it was a similar story in the field - six titles dished out to four schools.’
- ‘Elsewhere in the city, the Christmas weekend began with the Marks & Spencer food hall packed out as customers stocked up on Christmas goodies such as brandy sauce, mince pies and port.’
- ‘‘It will be packed out, they'll be queuing before we open and the atmosphere will be brilliant,’ he said.’
- ‘Friends and family packed out a nightclub last week in memory of top West DJ Travis Bryan.’
- ‘About 200 people packed out a meeting staged by the North East Essex Community Health Council at Holland public hall to discuss the proposals.’
- ‘After 10 weeks of a trial which packed out Court Four almost daily and attracted acres of newsprint and hours of TV coverage, the last act is yet to be confirmed.’
- ‘Local pubs were packed out throughout the day and night and all local businesses were kept busy.’
- ‘Two last quick observations: absolutely every meeting is completely packed out, rammed to the rafters, with usually dozens of young people crowded round the entrances to try to catch what is being said.’
- ‘Last year, more than 16,000 enthusiasts took a trip on the Scotsman - and yesterday's journey was no exception with carriages packed out with enthusiasts.’
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