unpack Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"unpack" in British English

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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 ​suitcase/​clothes).
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unpack verb (EXPLAIN)

[T] to ​explain or ​examine something in ​order to make ​itsmeaningclearer: He ​read the ​agreedstatement to the ​group and then ​began to unpack it for them.
(Definition of unpack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unpackverb [I/T]

 us   /ʌnˈpæk/
to ​remove things from a ​container: [T] I haven’t ​even unpacked my ​bagsyet.
(Definition of unpack from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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