zip

zip1
/zip/, n., v., zipped, zipping.
n.
1. a sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet.
2. Informal. energy; vim; vigor.
v.i.
3. to move with a zipping sound.
4. Informal. to act or move with speed or energy: I'll just zip upstairs.
v.t. Informal.
5. to convey with speed and energy: I'll zip you downtown on my motorcycle.
6. to add vitality or zest to (usually fol. by up): A little garlic zips up a salad.
[1850-55; of expressive orig.]
Syn. 2. pep, dash, verve, vivacity, vitality.
zip2
zipless, adj.
/zip/, v., zipped, zipping, 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.
3. to become fastened or unfastened by means of a zipper: a handy purse that zips shut.
4. to do up or undo a zipper.
n.
5. a zipper.
adj.
6. utilizing or having a zipper: a coat with a zip front.
[1935-40, Amer.; back formation from ZIPPER]
zip3
/zip/, n., v., zipped, zipping. Slang.
n.
1. zero or nothing: The score of last night's hockey game was 4-zip.
v.t.
2. (in sports) to defeat by keeping an opponent from scoring: The home team was zipped again yesterday.
[1895-1900; Amer.; appar. an expressive word, with z- of ZERO; cf. ZILCH]
zip4
/zip/, n., v., zipped, zipping. Informal.
n.
1. See zip code.
v.t.
2. to zip-code.
[by ellipsis]

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