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unpack

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verb un·pack \ˌən-ˈpak\

Simple Definition of unpack

  • : to take something out of a suitcase, box, etc.

  • : to make (something) easier to understand by breaking it up into smaller parts that can be examined separately

Full Definition of unpack

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to remove the contents of <unpack a suitcase> b :  unburden, reveal <must…unpack my heart with words — Shakespeare>

  3. 2 :  to remove or undo from packing or a container <unpacked his gear>

  4. 3 :  to analyze the nature of by examining in detail :  explicate <unpack a concept>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to engage in unpacking a container

un·pack·er noun

Examples of unpack

  1. It's been a year since I moved here and I still haven't unpacked all of my books.

  2. I unpacked my suitcase as soon as I arrived home.

  3. By the time we got to the hotel, I was too tired to unpack.

  4. She's good at unpacking complex concepts.



15th Century

First Known Use of unpack

15th century

Rhymes with unpack

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