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 for To send packing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\, v. i.
     1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles
        securely for transportation.
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     2. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or
        storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as
        to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently;
        wet snow packs well.
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     3. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the
        perch begin to pack. [Eng.]
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     4. To depart in haste; -- generally with off or away.
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              Poor Stella must pack off to town     --Swift.
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              You shall pack,
              And never more darken my doors again. --Tennyson.
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     5. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes;
        to join in collusion. [Obs.] "Go pack with him." --Shak.
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     To send packing, to drive away; to send off roughly or in
        disgrace; to dismiss unceremoniously. "The parliament . .
        . presently sent him packing." --South.
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