zip - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlezipping
past tensezipped
past participlezipped
  1. 1
    [transitive] to close or open something that has a zip
    zip something open/shut:

    She shoved the dress into the case and zipped it shut.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to be closed or opened by means of a zip
  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to move very quickly, or to make something move very quickly
    zip around/down/along etc:

    The car zipped past at 100 mph.

  3. 3
    [transitive] computing to compress a computer document so that it fills less space and can be stored more easily or sent by email more quickly


phrasal verbs