zip

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Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

zip (plural zips)

  1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  2. Energy; vigor; vim.
  3. (UK, New Zealand) A zip fastener.
  4. Zero; nothing.
  5. A trip on a zipline.
  6. (computing, informal) A zip file.
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Interjection[edit]

zip!

  1. The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
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Verb[edit]

zip (third-person singular simple present zips, present participle zipping, simple past and past participle zipped)

  1. (transitive) To close with a zip fastener.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.
    zip one's lip
  3. (transitive, computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.
  6. (transitive) To make (something) move quickly
    • 2011 December 27, Mike Henson, “Norwich 0 - 2 Tottenham”, 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.
  7. To travel on a zipline.
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  • (close with a zip fastener): zip up
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Etymology 2[edit]

From zip code

Noun[edit]

zip (plural zips)

  1. (US) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
  2. (US) Any postal code, for any country.
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Rafsi[edit]

zip

  1. rafsi of dzipo.