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unzip

Line breaks: un¦zip
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈzɪp
 
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Definition of unzip in English:

verb (unzips, unzipping, unzipped)

[with object]
1Unfasten the zip fastener of: he unzipped his black jacket
More example sentences
  • Carefully, I unzipped his jacket and pulled up his Alexisonfire shirt.
  • Will unzipped his jacket and pulled me closer to him, so that I might warm up.
  • I unzip my jacket and pull my arm from the sleeve of my T-shirt.
2 Computing Decompress (a compressed file).
Example sentences
  • DiskJockey is one very powerful file utility for any user who needs to move, copy, delete, archive, unzip an archive file, or change file attributes.
  • This last location isn't actually much use, because you need a password to unzip the file, but it does show the driver's finished.
  • To unzip a file, you need an unzipping utility like WinZip.

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