One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Remove (something, especially a newly purchased product) from a box or other packaging.‘my wife hasn't even unboxed her new phone—it's been 20 hours since it arrived!’‘she wandered among the stalls and watched the produce being unboxed’
- ‘If you've ever unboxed a new HDTV and set it up only to find the picture quality irritatingly smooth, the problem is probably motion smoothing.’
- ‘The Internet's a revolutionary and disruptive technology, yet most people use it to post comments on YouTube videos of mobile phones being unboxed.’
- ‘I pulled my Bic F12 out right after unboxing my new toy and slid the two together.’
- ‘I unbox my brand new HD camcorder.’
- ‘Brief news items of note for readers including: Francis unboxes the PlayStation 4.’
- ‘After a customer unboxes a smartphone, MixRadio analyzes the customer's digital music collection with an app to generate custom streaming radio stations on the phone.’
- ‘After their full debut last week, we unbox a fresh pair of Umbro's feature-packed new release for our cameras.’
- ‘We've already unboxed the latest style in one of our videos, so if you're thinking of picking up a pair, consider that a must-watch.’
- ‘The man comes and packs up the old, migrates all our stuff across, unboxes the new machine, and sets it up.’
- ‘They'll even unbox it and plug it in to make sure it works.’
- ‘I bought these and then sold my house so only had time to unbox and try them out once then they went back in the box for the move.’
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