November 18, 2011 - Word of the Day: zip
The word "zip" is a verb that describes a motion when putting on clothes. As a noun, the word is zipper:
This is a zipper.
- Zip up your jacket. It's cold outside.
- Alisha zipped up her sweater.
- Jim pulled too hard on the zipper and broke it. Now he can't wear his jeans.
- I need to unzip my jacket. (Use "unzip" when pulling the zipper down.)
The word "zip" can also be used as an adjective to describe the motion of a vehicle:
- This BMW has a lot of zip.
- You can watch sailboats zip around the lake on the weekends when it's windy. (In this sentence, "zip" is a verb.)
Some people use "zip" as an adjective to describe spicy food:
- This salsa has some zip to it.
to continue working on your vocabulary.