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Meaning of unpack

un•pack

Pronunciation: (un-pak'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to undo or remove the contents from (a box, trunk, etc.).
  2. to remove (something) from a container, suitcase, etc.
  3. to unburden, as the mind; reveal.
  4. to decipher or discern (the meaning of symbols, statements, etc.): Each statement could be unpacked in the general theory.
  5. to remove a pack or load from (a horse, vehicle, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to remove the contents of a container.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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