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verb un·zip \-ˈzip\

Definition of unzip

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to zip open

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to open by or as if by means of a zipper

Examples of unzip in a sentence

  1. She unzipped the tent flap.

1939

First Known Use of unzip

1939


UNZIP Defined for English Language Learners

unzip

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verb un·zip \-ˈzip\

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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