zip

1
[ zip ]
/ zɪp /
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noun

a sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet.
Informal. energy; vim; vigor.

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

to move with a zipping sound.
Informal. to act or move with speed or energy: I'll just zip upstairs.

verb (used with object), zipped, zip·ping. Informal.

to convey with speed and energy: I'll zip you downtown on my motorcycle.
to add vitality or zest to (usually followed by up): A little garlic zips up a salad.

Nearby words

  1. zion national park,
  2. zion, mount,
  3. zionism,
  4. zionist,
  5. zionites,
  6. zip + 4,
  7. zip code,
  8. zip fastener,
  9. zip gun,
  10. zip line

Origin of zip

1
First recorded in 1850–55; of expressive orig.

SYNONYMS FOR zip

Origin of zip

2
1935–40, Americanism; back formation from zipper

Related formszip·less, adjective

zip

3
[ zip ]
/ zɪp /
Slang.

noun

zero or nothing: The score of last night's hockey game was 4–zip.

verb (used with object), zipped, zip·ping.

(in sports) to defeat by keeping an opponent from scoring: The home team was zipped again yesterday.

Origin of zip

3
1895–1900; Americanism; apparently an expressive word, with z- of zero; cf. zilch

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British Dictionary definitions for zipped

Zip

/ (zɪp) /

noun

trademark NZ an electric water heater

zip

/ (zɪp) /

noun

verb zips, zipping or zipped

Word Origin for zip

C19: of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for zipped
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