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

Definition of unbox

transitive verb

: to remove from a box

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The setup is so easy that my mom was able to unbox and set up her own Ring doorbell. Dallas News, "The Ring Stick Up Cam Battery works with no wires at all," 27 June 2019 And while there's nothing like the blissful ease of unboxing takeout, these days there are a plethora of cutting-edge appliances designed to make life easy when cooking your own meals. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Excitement around the 3 XL device is muted because images and video footage of the phone’s design and hardware — even an unboxing video — have been extensively leaked. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber’s new Toyota deal gives its self-driving car project some gas," 28 Aug. 2018 There's even a flurry of YouTube unboxing videos uploaded by new card recipients. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Chase Sapphire Reserve May Just Be the Best Credit Card for Travelers," 16 Sep. 2016 During the days before Prime Day officially begins, Amazon will unbox giant Smile boxes in a variety of cities. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Grocery shopping? Some Amazon Prime Day deals have already begun," 10 July 2018 The first unboxing event will be Wednesday in Brooklyn, N.Y. See amazon.com/unboxingprimeday. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Grocery shopping? Some Amazon Prime Day deals have already begun," 10 July 2018 There are plenty of unboxing videos and press clips to support this popularity, so perhaps today’s news isn’t really news at all. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Can Sell The People Anything—Even Sneakers," 30 June 2018 Fine, shopping for socks may not be as exciting as unboxing a new fitness tracker or slipping on a new pair of leggings. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "These Running Socks Have More Than 2,000 5-Star Reviews on Amazon—and I'm Obsessed," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of unbox

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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