Definition of unpack
- unpack a suitcase
- unpacked his gear
- unpack a concept
It's been a year since I moved here and I still haven't unpacked all of my books.
I unpacked my suitcase as soon as I arrived home.
By the time we got to the hotel, I was too tired to unpack.
She's good at unpacking complex concepts.
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: 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
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