unzip un‧zip [ʌnˈzɪp] verb unzipped PTandPPX unzipping PRESPARTX [transitive]
COMPUTING if you unzip a computer file that has been made smaller, you make it its normal size again so that you can use it; = decompress

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unzip UK US /ʌnˈzɪp/ verb [T] (-pp-) IT
to return a computer file to its original size after it has been zipped (= reduced in size so that it can be easily sent or stored): »

After you have unzipped the file, click on the 'Start' button.

Compare ZIP(Cf. ↑zip)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • unzip — 1939, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + ZIP (Cf. zip) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • unzip — Date: 1939 transitive verb to zip open intransitive verb to open by or as if by means of a zipper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unzip — /un zip /, v., unzipped, unzipping. v.t. 1. to open the zipper of. v.i. 2. to become unzipped. [1935 40; UN 2 + ZIP2] * * * …   Universalium

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