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zip

verb \ ˈzip \

Definition of zip

zipped; zipping
1 : to move, act, or function with speed and vigor
2 : to travel with a sharp hissing or humming sound
1 : to impart speed or force to
2 : to add zest, interest, or life to often used with up
3 : to transport or propel with speed

Origin and Etymology of zip

imitative of the sound of a speeding object


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zip

noun

Definition of zip

1 : a sudden sharp hissing or sibilant sound
2 : energy, vim

zipless

play \ˈzip-ləs\ adjective

First Known Use of zip

1867

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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zip

noun

Definition of zip

: nothing, zero
  • the final score was 27 to zip

Origin and Etymology of zip

origin unknown


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zip

noun

Definition of zip

chiefly British
: zipper

First Known Use of zip

1920

in the meaning defined above

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zip

verb

Definition of zip

zipped; zipping
1 a : to close or open with or as if with a zipper
b : to enclose or wrap by fastening a zipper
2 : to cause (a zipper) to open or shut
: to become open, closed, or attached by means of a zipper

Origin and Etymology of zip

back-formation from zipper


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zip

noun, often all capitalized

Definition of zip

: zip code 1

First Known Use of zip

1969

in the meaning defined above

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ZIP Defined for Kids

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zip

verb \ ˈzip \

Definition of zip for Students

zipped; zipping
: to move or act quickly and often with energy and enthusiasm Cars zipped past us.

2

zip

noun

Definition of zip for Students

: energy and enthusiasm
  • He performs with zip.

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zip

verb

Definition of zip for Students

zipped; zipping
: to close or open with a zipper


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