metal, plastic, wooden
beer, milk, orange, etc.
packing, shipping

Their possessions had all been packed into shipping crates.

pile, stack
pile, stack

They stacked the crates in the corner of the yard.

pack sth in, pack sth into

They packed the books into the crates.

pack, unpack

They packed the crates with books.

load, unload
contain sth
crate of

a crate of oranges

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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