transitive verb zapped, zapping
- to move, strike, stun, smash, kill, defeat, etc. suddenly and with great speed and force
- to use a remote control to avoid (a TV commercial or program segment), as by changing channels or skipping ahead on a tape, disc, etc.
- to cook or heat in a microwave oven
echoic blend < ? z(ip) and (sl)ap, popularized in comic-strip use
Slang energy, verve, pep, zip, etc.
used to signify sudden, swift action or change