[ uhn-zip ]
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verb (used with object),un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to open the zipper of.

verb (used without object),un·zipped, un·zip·ping.
  1. to become unzipped.

Origin of unzip

First recorded in 1935–40; un-2 + zip2

Words Nearby unzip

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How to use unzip in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unzip


/ (ʌnˈzɪp) /

verb-zips, -zipping or -zipped
  1. to unfasten the zip of (a garment) or (of a zip or garment with a zip) to become unfastened: her skirt unzipped as she sat down

  2. (tr) computing to decompress (a file) that had previously been zipped

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