Definition of unpack verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unpack

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpæk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unpack
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpæk//
     
    he / she / it unpacks
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpæks//
     
    past simple unpacked
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpækt//
     
    past participle unpacked
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpækt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpækt//
     
    -ing form unpacking
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈpækɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈpækɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] unpack (something) to take things out of a suitcase, bag, etc. I unpacked my bags as soon as I arrived. She unpacked all the clothes she needed and left the rest in the case. She went to her room to unpack. opposite pack
  2. 2[transitive] unpack something to separate something into parts so that it is easier to understand to unpack a theory
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