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

Definition of unbox

transitive verb

: to remove from a box

Examples of unbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on Christmas Day in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Saints ripped off the wrapping paper with unbridled enthusiasm to unbox their fourth straight NFC South title with a dominant 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Alvin Kamara goes ballistic on Christmas and Saints clinch NFC South (again); here's how," 25 Dec. 2020 But others are relying on retailers that have added new parts to their supply chain to ensure customers have something to unbox for the holiday. Katie Deighton, WSJ, "Retailers Navigate Customer Service in the Last Days of Holiday ‘Shipageddon’," 23 Dec. 2020 But Apple had one more stash of shiny baubles to unbox. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Everything Apple Announced, From New Macs to New Chips," 10 Nov. 2020 Home kits, though, come with their own complications: Gabe Vincent and Kyle Alexander, Miami’s two players on two-way contracts, both live in a hotel and had nowhere to unbox Butler’s present. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Many N.B.A. Stars Lack Home Court Advantage: Basketball Hoops," 4 May 2020 See Mayfield’s full reaction below to unboxing the new jerseys. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Baker Mayfield approves of new Browns uniforms: See quarterback’s reaction," 15 Apr. 2020 Peruse all the skin-care sets here, and get ready to unbox some serious skin-care treasures. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Kiehl’s Is Having An Epic 40% Two-Day Sale On Skin-Care Sets," 11 Apr. 2020 On the first afternoon of every year’s bow test, longtime fellow tester Danny Hinton and I unbox each of the new flagship compounds. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "The Best New Compound Hunting Bows of the Year," 27 Apr. 2020 An Apple employee can unbox the product and migrate data from an old device to the new one, set up an email account on the device, and more. Ann-marie Alcántara, New York Times, "So You Bought Someone a Gadget. Here’s How Not to Become Their Tech Support.," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unbox

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Unbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbox. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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