- to open and remove the packed contents of
- to take from a crate, trunk, etc.
- to remove a pack or load from
- to analyze and explain in detail: to unpack a complex idea
- to remove the contents of a packed trunk, suitcase, etc.
- to admit of being unpacked
verbun·packed, un·pack·ing, un·packs
- To remove the contents of (a suitcase, for example).
- To remove from a container, from packaging, or from packing.
- To remove a pack from (a pack animal).
- To elucidate or interpret (the meanings implicit in an utterance or text, for example).
To unpack objects from a container.
(third-person singular simple present unpacks, present participle unpacking, simple past and past participle unpacked)
- To remove from a package or container, particularly with respect to items that had previously been arranged closely and securely in a pack.
- They didn't have time to unpack their bags before going out to dinner.
- (intransitive) To empty containers that had been packed.
- They didn't have time to unpack before going to dinner.
- To analyze a concept or a text.
- (linguistics, of a segment such as a vowel) To undergo separation of its features into distinct segments.
- (computing) To decompress.
un- +"Ž pack