v. to pack; to crate; to box

Hello,

Could you please tell me the difference between the two verbs, “crate” and “case”?

As far as thefreedictionary.com is concerned, there is no difference between the two verbs, “crate” and “case”.

  1. thefreedictionary.com/crate
  2. thefreedictionary.com/case

However, the correct answer in this TOEIC verbal test (Test # TOEIC/W130) is only the verb “case”.

Here are the excerpts from the test and its result:

TOEIC verbal test (Test # TOEIC/W130)

  1. v. to pack; to crate; to box

(a) lay off

(b) default

© crate

(d) case

english-test.net/toeic/vocab … c-test.php

  1. v. to pack; to crate; to box

Correct word: (d) case

english-test.net/toeic/vocab … c-test.php

Thank you.

Best wishes,
Bhikkhu1991a.

There seems to be a fault with that question because one of the answers, “to crate”, actually appears in the question.

Ignoring that, I don’t see why “case” should be correct and “crate” incorrect.

I perceive a slight difference between the verbs “crate” and “case” in that a “crate” typically seems rougher and potentially bigger. “case” as a verb in this sense is uncommon in my experience.