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zip

verb  /zɪp/ (-pp-) us  

zip verb (FASTEN)

[T] to fasten a bag, clothing, etc. with a zipper: [T] I’ve got so much stuff in this bag, I can’t zip it shut. [M] You have to help the kids zip their coats up.

zip verb (MOVE FAST)

[I always + adv/prep] to travel very fast: Messengers on bicycles zipped fearlessly through the capital’s traffic.

zip

noun [U]  /zɪp/ infml us  

zip noun [U] (MOVE FAST)

something that creates a feeling of energy or excitement: Add pepper to give a little zip to the sauce.
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