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See also: ZIP
zip (plural zips)
- The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
- (informal) Energy; vigor; vim.
- (Britain, New Zealand) A zip fastener.
- (slang) Zero; nothing.
- I know zip about economics.
- A trip on a zipline.
- (computing, informal) A zip file.
- (programming) Synonym of
- (slang) An ounce of marijuana.
energy, vigor, vim
zip fastener — see zip fastener
- (onomatopoeia) Imitative of high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
- 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary on the Plains, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, page 35:
- `Zip!' Just like that, an exquisitely shaped fragment of a flashing rainbow in flight flits across in front of us[.]
- (transitive) To close with a zip fastener.
- (transitive, figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.
- zip one's lip
- (transitive, computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
- (transitive, programming) To subject to the convolution mapping function.
- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To make (something) move quickly
- 2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport:
- Tottenham also initially struggled to create genuine goal-scoring opportunities, with Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart zipping passes around to little effect.
- To travel on a zipline.
- (close with a zip fastener): zip up
to close with a zip fastener
to convert a computer file into a smaller package
to move rapidly with a high-pitched sound
to move in haste
zip (plural zips)
- Ellipsis of .
zip m (plural zips)