Definition of crate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crate
BrE BrE//kreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kreɪt//
 
he / she / it crates
BrE BrE//kreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kreɪts//
 
past simple crated
BrE BrE//ˈkreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkreɪtɪd//
 
past participle crated
BrE BrE//ˈkreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form crating
BrE BrE//ˈkreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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crate something (up) to pack something in a crate Any extra parts will have to be crated and shipped separately. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps related to Dutch krat ‘tailboard of a wagon’, earlier ‘box of a coach’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crate

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