Unpicks vs Unpacks - What's the difference?

unpicks | unpacks |


As verbs the difference between unpicks and unpacks

is that unpicks is (unpick) while unpacks is (unpack).

unpicks

English

Verb

(head)
  • (unpick)

  • unpick

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (sewing) To undo sewing stitches.
  • (knitting) To undo knitting in order to reuse the wool.
  • To unravel or untangle the threads of a rope etc.
  • (figuratively) To disassemble.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 25 , author=Paul Fletcher , title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Ipswich (agg 3 - 1) , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The home team eventually started to unpick the Town defence and Fabregas forced a saved from visiting goalkeeper Marton Fulop after collecting a pass from Bendtner, who played on the right side of the front line.}}

    unpacks

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (unpack)

  • unpack

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (senseid)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.
  • To empty containers that had been packed.
  • They didn't have time to unpack before going to dinner.
  • To analyze a concept or a text.
  • (linguistics, of a segment such as a vowel) To undergo separation of its features into distinct segments.
  • * 2000 , in Language , volume 76, issues 1-2, page 337:
  • The rounded vowels [y] and [œ/?] in Russian seem to unpack as glide-vowel sequences in words borrowed from French and German, [...]
  • * 2008 , Katrin Dohlus, The Role of Phonology and Phonetics in Loanword Adaptation , page 73
  • Whereas the high vowels /?, y/ unpack , the mid vowels /œ, ø/ are adapted as single segments in these languages (see examples in (36) for Vietnamese (Barker 1969) and (37) for Fon (Gbeto 2000)). [...]
    French /y/ ? Vietnamese /wi/
    accu [a'ky] ? ac-quy [ak kwi]
  • * 2011 , John A. Goldsmith, Jason Riggle, Alan C. L. Yu (editors), The Handbook of Phonological Theory :
  • The objective of these corpora was to check whether vowels other than nasal vowels systematically unpack in L1s that do not allow them.
  • (computing) To decompress.
  • * 2005 , Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, ?Matt Welsh, Running Linux
  • Packages

    Antonyms

    * pack

    See also

    * ("unpack" on Wikipedia)