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unpack

verb uk   us   /ʌnˈpæk/

unpack verb (REMOVE)

B1 [I or T] to remove things from a suitcase , bag, or box: I haven't even had time to unpack (my bag/clothes).
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unpack verb (EXPLAIN)

[T] to explain or to make a meaning clearer: He read the agreed statement to the group and then began to unpack it for them.
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