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English definition of “zip”

zip

verb
 
 
/zɪp/ (present participle zipping, past tense and past participle zipped)
[T] (also zip up) to fasten something with a zip: He zipped up his jacket.Fastening clothing and textiles
[T] (also zip up) to reduce the size of a computer file (= collection of information) so that it uses less space and can be sent or stored more easilyComputer concepts
zip along/around/past, etc informal to move somewhere very quicklyMoving quickly
(Definition of zip verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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