Zip meaning

zĭp
To become fastened or unfastened by a zipper.

The dress zips up the back.

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To fasten or unfasten with a zipper.

Zipped up his jacket.

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To fasten (a zipper)
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A brief sharp hissing sound.
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Energy; vim.

I just don't have any zip today.

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A zipper.
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Zip is defined as to move quickly, especially with a hissing sound.

An example of zip is for a wind to quickly breeze through an area.

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The definition of zip is a quick, hissing sound, is slang for zero, or is energy.

An example of a zip is the sound of cars quickly passing by on a freeway.

An example of a zip is the score ten to zip.

An example of a zip is the energy level of an eighty-year old man who is running a marathon; he has a lot of zip.

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(slang) Nothing; nil; zero.

He knows zip about the restaurant business.

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To act or proceed swiftly and energetically.

Zipped through her homework.

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To cause to move with speed and force.

Zipped the ball to a teammate.

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A short, sharp hissing or whizzing sound.
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(informal) Energy; vigor; vim.
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(slang) Nothing or zero.
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(informal) A zip code number.
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(informal) To act or move with speed or energy.
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To become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper.
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To fasten the zipper of.
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(informal) To move or propel something with speed and force.
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(comput.) To compress (a file) digitally so that it requires less storage space.
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(1) To compress a file with PKZIP. See ZIP file.
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The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
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Energy; vigor; vim.
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(UK, New Zealand) A zip fastener.
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Zero; nothing.
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A trip on a zipline.
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The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
interjection
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To close with a zip fastener.
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(figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.

Zip one's lip.

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(computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
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(intransitive) (followed by a preposition) To move rapidly (in a specified direction or to a specified place) with a high-pitched sound.

The bullet zipped through the air.

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(intransitive, colloquial) (followed by a preposition) To move in haste (in a specified direction or to a specified place).

Zip down to the shops for some milk.

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To make (something) move quickly.
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To travel on a zipline.
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(US) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
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(US) Any postal code, for any country.
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Zone Improvement Plan (see ZIP code)
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A common file format for data compression.
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Denoting able to be added, removed, inserted, secured, etc. by means of a zip.
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To make, or move with, a zip.
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Origin of zip

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary

  • From zip code

    From Wiktionary