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Noun: zip  zip
  1. A fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
    - slide fastener, zipper [N. Amer], zip fastener
     
  2. No amount at all; something of no value or importance
    - nothing, nil, nix [informal], nada [N. Amer, informal], null, aught [archaic], cipher, cypher, goose egg [N. Amer, informal], naught [N. Amer], zero, zilch [informal], zippo [N. Amer, informal], nought [Brit]
     
  3. [informal] Forceful exertion
    "he's full of zip";
    - energy, vigor [US], vigour [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: zip (zipped,zipping)  zip
  1. Close with a zipper
    "Zip up your jacket--it's cold";
    - zip up, zipper [N. Amer]
     
  2. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    "The runner zipped past us at breakneck pace";
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]
     
  3. (computing) compress a file or batch of files into on compressed package
Pronoun: zip  zip
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Not any thing, nothing at all
    - nowt [UK, dialect], nothing, nought [informal], naught [informal], zilch [informal], zippo [N. Amer, informal], nada [N. Amer, informal], nix [informal]
Noun: ZIP
  1. A code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    - ZIP code, postcode, postal code

Derived forms: zipped, zipping, zips

Type of: code, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, force, forcefulness, go, holdfast, locomote, move, relative quantity, secure, strength, travel

Part of: address, cardie [Brit, informal], cardigan, cardy [Brit, informal], dacks [Austral, NZ], daks [Austral, NZ], destination, dress, frock, name and address, pair of trousers, pants [N. Amer], skirt, trousers

Encyclopedia: Zip, Zip, Zip

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