from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To open or unfasten by means of a zipper or become unzipped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to open something using a zipper.
  • v. to come open by means of a zipper.
  • v. To decompress a zip file

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. open the zipper of


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  • After the initial slow adoption of the gadget, the zipper has even infiltrated our civilian vocabulary now: to "unzip" is literally to open, but also to reveal a truth, as the zipper reveals the body underneath.

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  • DNA molecules can 'unzip' into two separate strands, and when the cell's machinery creates matching strands, the specific pairing between the bases ensures that you get two faithful copies where you had one before.

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