Zip

Interjection

  • The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.

Noun

  • (US) Any postal code, for any country.
  • (Britain, New Zealand) A zip fastener.
  • (computing, informal) A zip file.
  • (US) Shortened form of ZIP code, the US postal code.
  • Energy; vigor; vim.
  • A trip on a zipline.
  • The high-pitched sound of a small object moving rapidly through air.
  • Zero; nothing.

Verb

  • (transitive, figuratively) To close as if with a zip fastener.

    "zip one's lip"

  • (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 close with a zip fastener.
  • (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."

  • To travel on a zipline.
  • (transitive, computing) To compress (one or more computer files) into a single and often smaller file, especially one in the ZIP format.
  • (transitive) To make (something) move quickly

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