un·​box ˌən-ˈbäks How to pronounce unbox (audio)
unboxed; unboxing; unboxes

transitive verb

: to remove from a box

Examples of unbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No assembly is needed, and our tester took no more than five minutes setting up the machine and unboxing it. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Apr. 2023 The Paramount Network star posted his reaction to unboxing his 2023 Golden Globes award. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 11 Mar. 2023 Keep in Mind Some users reported that unboxing these lights was a bit time consuming. Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2023 Personally delivering Pro Bowl defensive end Trey Hendrickson a root beer float and unboxing the dozens of Amazon boxes filled with snacks for the defensive line room in front of his locker. The Enquirer, 1 Aug. 2023 Once home, the kids eagerly unbox the game and connect it to the television. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2023 Reaching the $29 limit for free shipping, which was recently lowered from $49, requires customers to buy several pieces, which helped popularize the TikTok haul video, in which shoppers unboxed their massive orders for eager audiences. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 While our testers found unboxing relatively simple, some noted that the beds didn't always expand in the direction the instructions claimed, so some rotating may be required after the expansion is complete. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 26 June 2023 The entire setup took just 20 minutes, from unboxing to installation to testing. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbox was circa 1611

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“Unbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbox. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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