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English noun: zip

1. zip (quantity) a quantity of no importance

SamplesIt looked like nothing I had ever seen before.
Reduced to nil all the work we had done.
We racked up a pathetic goose egg.
It was all for naught.
I didn't hear zilch about it.

Synonymsaught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zippo

Broader (hypernym)relative quantity

Narrower (hyponym)bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, sweet Fanny Adams

2. ZIP (communication) a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail

Synonymspostal code, postcode, ZIP code

Broader (hypernym)code

Part meronymaddress, destination, name and address

3. zip (attribute) forceful exertion

SamplesHe plays tennis with great energy.
He's full of zip.

Synonymsenergy, vigor, vigour

Broader (hypernym)force, forcefulness, strength

Narrower (hyponym)athleticism, strenuosity

4. zip (artifact) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

Synonymsslide fastener, zip fastener, zipper

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Part meronymcardigan, dress, frock, pant, skirt, trouser

English verb: zip

1. zip (contact) close with a zipper

SamplesZip up your jacket--it's cold.

Synonymszip up, zipper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


2. zip (motion) move very fast

SamplesThe runner zipped past us at breakneck speed.

Synonymshurry, speed, travel rapidly

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)dart, fleet, flit, flutter, run, whizz, whizz along, zoom, zoom along

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