Definition of unpack
2 : to remove or undo from packing or a container unpacked his gear
3 : to analyze the nature of by examining in detail : explicate unpack a concept
: to engage in unpacking a container
Examples of unpack in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of unpack
UNPACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unpack for English Language Learners
: 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
UNPACK Defined for Kids
Definition of unpack for Students
1 : to separate and remove things that are packed Will you unpack the groceries?
2 : to open and remove the contents of I unpacked my suitcase.
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