Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “zip”

Definitions of “zip” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More