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"unzip" in British English

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unzipverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈzɪp/  us   /ʌnˈzɪp/ (-pp-)
to ​open something by using a zip: He unzipped his ​suitcase.
to ​return a ​computerfile to ​itsoriginalsize after it has been zipped (= ​reduced in ​size so that it can be ​easilysent or ​stored)
(Definition of unzip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unzipverb [T]

 us   /ʌnˈzɪp/ (-pp-)
to ​open the ​zipper (= a ​fastener consisting of two ​rows of ​metal or ​plasticteeth) on something
(Definition of unzip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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unzipverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈzɪp/ (-pp-) IT
to ​return a ​computerfile to its ​originalsize 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.
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