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zip



Pronunciation: (zip), [key]
n., v., zipped, zip•ping.


n.
1. a sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet.
2. Informal.energy; vim; vigor.

v.i.
1. to move with a zipping sound.
2. Informal.to act or move with speed or energy: I'll just zip upstairs.

v.t. Informal.
1. to convey with speed and energy: I'll zip you downtown on my motorcycle.
2. to add vitality or zest to (usually fol. by up): A little garlic zips up a salad.

zip



Pronunciation: (zip), [key]
v., zipped, zip•ping,
n., adj.


v.t.
1. to fasten or unfasten with a zipper: Zip your jacket. Zip open the traveling case.
2. to enclose or free by doing up or undoing a zipper: Zip this money into your wallet. Zip me out of my dress.

v.i.
1. to become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper: a handy purse that zips shut.
2. to do up or undo a zipper.

n.
a zipper.

adj.
utilizing or having a zipper: a coat with a zip front.

zip



Pronunciation: (zip), [key]
n., v., zipped, zip•ping.
Slang.

n.
zero or nothing: The score of last night's hockey game was 4–zip.

v.t.
(in sports) to defeat by keeping an opponent from scoring: The home team was zipped again yesterday.

zip



Pronunciation: (zip), [key]
n., v., zipped, zip•ping.
Informal.

n.
See zip code.

v.t.
to zip-code.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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