Definition of unzip
: to zip open
: to open by or as if by means of a zipper
Examples of unzip in a Sentence
She unzipped the tent flap.
Recent Examples of unzip from the Web
The switch kicks in to stop the spiral from unzipping too far and lets the polymerase catch up.
But kneeling, Manning unzipped the main compartment, revealing her laptop.
The battery pack (4 AA batteries not included) is safely secured in a slim, screw-closure plastic case accessed by unzipping the water-resistant nylon liner that permanently encloses the 23.5-by-12-.75-inch polyurethane foam mat.
The report said the boys' mother observed no shaving tools but did see one of her son's pants unzipped.
The cameras and holsters can be removed by unzipping a vertical pocket.
Assigned once to caddie for Nixon, Buchanan followed him into the bushes and unzipped next to him, against club rules.
A tubule connected to the stylet acts as a tow line, which the predatory cell uses to draw the prey cell close enough to strike—at which point the predatory cell actually unzips its own cell membrane to engulf the prey cell.
Eventually the novelist asks her to lie down on the bed next to him, and unzips his pants.
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Definition of unzip for English Language Learners
: to open (something) by using a zipper
computers : to cause (a file that has been reduced in size) to return to its original size by using special software
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