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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unpack, take outverb

    remove from its packing

    "unpack the presents"


  1. unpackverb

    To remove from a package or container, particularly with respect to items that had previously been arranged closely and securely in a pack.

    They didn't have time to unpack their bags before going out to dinner.

  2. unpackverb

    To empty containers that had been packed.

    They didn't have time to unpack before going to dinner.

  3. unpackverb

    To analyze a concept or a text.

  4. unpackverb

    To undergo separation of its features into distinct segments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unpackverb

    to separate and remove, as things packed; to open and remove the contents of; as, to unpack a trunk

  2. Unpackverb

    to relieve of a pack or burden

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unpack

    un-pak′, v.t. to take out of a pack: to open.—n. Unpack′er.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpack in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unpack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of unpack in a Sentence

  1. Peter DeBoer:

    There was a lot to unpack with this series and playing the first six games without( Pacioretty), Golden Knights leading goal scorer, was a hill Golden Knights group had to climb, it was critical that Golden Knights got him back tonight. It changed, I thought, everything about Golden Knights confidence, about Golden Knights confidence to score.

  2. Rachel Egan:

    Going back to 1948, times were very different, so, if he was involved in a war crime, or something else that's horrific, maybe we can unpack the reasons and try and understand as to why he did what he did.

  3. Hillary Rodham Clinton:

    The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future.

  4. Elliot Kelly Jr.:

    When I went to the event, I not only thought about Elliot Kelly Jr., but I thought about my students. It made me want to be better, so I can teach my students how to heal from their trauma and how to unpack it and how to deal with it, but I have to know how to do it for Elliot Kelly Jr. first.

  5. Ken Findlay:

    There is something a little mysterious about it, but it's not mysterious that it's happening, it's the how it's happening and the why it's happening, we need time to unpack those questions.

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. interrogate
    • B. conform
    • C. restore
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