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unzip

[uhn-zip]
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verb (used with object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to open the zipper of.
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verb (used without object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to become unzipped.
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Origin of unzip

First recorded in 1935–40; un-2 + zip2
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British Dictionary definitions for unzip

unzip

verb -zips, -zipping or -zipped
  1. to unfasten the zip of (a garment) or (of a zip or garment with a zip) to become unfastenedher skirt unzipped as she sat down
  2. (tr) computing to decompress (a file) that had previously been zipped
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Word Origin and History for unzip

v.

1939, from un- (2) + zip (v.). Related: Unzipped; unzipping.

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