From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunpackun‧pack /ʌnˈpæk/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]TAKE something FROM SOMEWHERE to take everything out of a box, bag, suitcase etc 🔊 I haven’t had a chance to unpack yet. 🔊 She unpacked her suitcase and headed for the beach. 🔊 Maggie carefully unpacked the gifts she had bought.2[transitive] to make an idea or problem easier to understand by considering all the parts of it separately 🔊 Some of the issues surrounding mental illness have been unpacked in Chapter 3.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
unpack• He said they were going to be unpacked.• But then one Fridaynight when I was unpacking all my things I started up an argument with Zen.• I've got my lot to unpack as well.• As he unpacked, he watched the news, Tranformer cartoons and a talk show.• The fingerprintexpert was unpacking his bag.• By early afternoon he has unpacked nearly all the boxes and stacked them in the hall.• When at last she put the receiver down and went into the kitchen she found that Edward had unpacked the shopping.