Definition of “unpack” - English Dictionary

“unpack” in British English

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unpackverb

uk /ʌnˈpæk/ 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 its meaning clearer:

He read the agreed statement 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)

“unpack” in American English

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unpackverb [ I/T ]

us /ʌnˈpæk/

to remove things from a container:

[ T ] I haven’t even unpacked my bags yet.

(Definition of “unpack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)