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unzip

[ uhn-zip ]
/ ʌnˈzɪp /
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verb (used with object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.

to open the zipper of.

verb (used without object), un·zipped, un·zip·ping.

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
/ (ʌnˈzɪp) /

verb -zips, -zipping or -zipped

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