Definition of unzip in English:



  • 1Unfasten the zip fastener of.

    ‘he unzipped his black jacket’
    • ‘On the other hand, I've had to give away the trousers I bought in Boston in February, because I could pull them down over my hips without unbuttoning or unzipping them.’
    • ‘Steve reached out, unzipped my coat and pulled it off for me.’
    • ‘She unzipped her coat, removed it, and draped it over her arm.’
    • ‘Inside, gloves and mufflers are removed, quilted jackets are unzipped.’
    • ‘Hearing that, the blonde reaches over to her right sleeve, unzips a pocket, removes a flask and hands it to him.’
    • ‘The halfling music major on the front row grinned and started unzipping the padded black case on the desk in front of him.’
    • ‘When I unzipped the black body bag the cold face of my mother greeted me.’
    • ‘Chris unzipped the black duffle bag on his bed, chuckling softly to himself as he searched for an extra t-shirt.’
    • ‘I unzipped my bag and pulled out my World History book, my multi-class binder, my agenda, and my Spanish textbook.’
    • ‘Will unzipped his jacket and pulled me closer to him, so that I might warm up.’
    • ‘‘Nice house,’ Rick commented, unzipping his jacket and slowly hanging it up on the coat rack propped up next to the door.’
    • ‘He tossed Emily's little boots into the hallway closet then began unzipping her neon pink jacket, while his wife went into the kitchen.’
    • ‘Sandra unbuttons and unzips her skirt and begins shrugging it down her narrow hips.’
    • ‘He started unzipping his jacket and flashed the inside of it at Charlie.’
    • ‘I unzip my jacket and pull my arm from the sleeve of my T-shirt.’
    • ‘She unzipped the small black pouch slung at her waist and pulled out a small orange.’
    • ‘I slowly unzip my black sweater, letting it slide off my shoulders, grateful that I chose to wear a long sleeved shirt.’
    • ‘Carefully, I unzipped his jacket and pulled up his Alexisonfire shirt.’
    • ‘Using the hand her manicurist wasn't working on, Eliza unzipped her black hoodie, revealing the hot pink lace of her bra.’
    • ‘He was wearing a blue baseball cap and a navy blue tracksuit jacket that was unzipped.’
    unfasten, disconnect, disengage, part, separate, uncouple, remove, loose, loosen, untie, unhitch, undo, unhook, unbutton, unzip, free, sever, pull off, cut off, clip off, hack off, chop off, prune off, nip off, tear off, break off, strip off, disunite
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  • 2Computing
    Decompress (a compressed file).

    • ‘To unzip a file, you need an unzipping utility like WinZip.’
    • ‘If you unzip our sample document and load content.xml into a text editor, you should notice a few things.’
    • ‘Download and unzip the tarball into your Web directory.’
    • ‘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.’