un·​zip | \ ˌən-ˈzip How to pronounce unzip (audio) \
unzipped; unzipping; unzips

Definition of unzip

transitive verb

: to zip open

intransitive verb

: to open by or as if by means of a zipper

Examples of unzip in a Sentence

She unzipped the tent flap.
Recent Examples on the Web In the footage, which was edited and compiled by HPD, another officer had to unzip the bag and dig through it for a moment before locating the firearm inside. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 25 May 2022 The trailer ends with a particularly nauseating shot of Seydoux appearing to unzip his chest before placing her mouth on it. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Setting it up is ridiculously easy: just unzip the waterproof case, pull down the ladder, and the tent unfolds accordion style. Outside Online, 6 Apr. 2022 When Maddy thought she'd gotten caught red-handed for playing in Samantha's closet, she was stunned when Samantha only asked her to unzip her dress. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 14 Feb. 2022 Some people online are encouraging others to avoid Transport Security Administration body imaging scanners at the airport, claiming the equipment has the ability to unzip and alter human DNA. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 To convert, simply unzip the chair's washer- and dryer-safe microfiber cover to remove, then flip the inner cushion to unfurl and flatten it into a bed. Zarah Kavarana, PEOPLE.com, 3 Aug. 2021 After a day spent gawking up at Giant Sequoias, nothing compares to being able to unzip your tent and sleep directly under these magnificent trees. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2021 Then use your fingertip to unzip the pod along the string line and open it. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unzip

1927, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Unzip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unzip. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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