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Definition of unzip verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unzip
    he / she / it unzips
    past simple unzipped
    -ing form unzipping
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] unzip (something) if you unzip a piece of clothing, a bag, etc., or if it unzips, you open it by undoing the zipper that fastens it opposite zip up
  2. 2[transitive] unzip something (computing) to return a computer file to its original size after it has been compressed (= made smaller) synonym decompress, zip
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