Zap definitions

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Used to signify sudden, swift action or change.
interjection
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Energy, verve, pep, zip, etc.
noun
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Used to indicate a sudden occurrence.
interjection
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To move, strike, smash, kill, control, as suddenly and with great speed and force.
verb
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A burst or beam of energy, electric current, or other power.

A zap of 120 volts.

noun
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To use a TV remote control, as to change channels or to skip ahead on a tape, disc, etc.

He zapped through all the stations.

verb
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A sudden and powerful effect.

A zap of fear; a zap of insight.

noun
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To move, strike, stun, smash, kill, defeat, etc. suddenly and with great speed and force.
verb
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To have a sudden and powerful effect on.
verb
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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.
verb
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To strike (an object or target) with a beam of energy, an electric current, or supernatural power.

In the movie, the alien zaps the scientist with a ray gun.

verb
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To cook or heat in a microwave oven.
verb
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To expose to radiation, as to cook or examine.

Zap food in a microwave; zap luggage with x-rays at a security checkpoint.

verb
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Zap is defined as a way to express a sudden change.

An example of zap used as an interjection is, "Zap! He disappeared before their eyes!"

interjection
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Zap is slang for energy.

An example of zap is the ability to run a marathon.

noun
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Zap means to move or hit with a lot of force, or is slang for to use a remote to skip ahead on a show or tape, or is slang for cooking something quickly in the microwave.

An example of zap is to strike a bug with a swatter.

An example of zap is to fast forward on a DVD.

An example of zap is to heat up potatoes in the microwave.

verb
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To make a zapping sound.
verb
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Representing the sound or action of a zap.

Then the computer went zap and I lost all my work.

interjection
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(colloquial) A sound made by a sudden release of electricity or some similar energy.
noun
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To use a remote control to repeatedly change channels on a television.
verb
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(colloquial) An electrical shock.

You might feel a little zap touching a metal doorknob when the air is dry.

noun
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To strike (something or someone) with electricity or energy, as by shooting.

They spent the whole movie zapping bad guys into oblivion.

verb
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In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
verb
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To destroy or kill.
verb
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To deplete or obliterate.
verb
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To move swiftly; zoom.

Zapped into the kitchen for a snack.

verb
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To use a remote control to turn a television set on or off or to switch channels.
verb
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A command that typically deletes the data within a file but leaves the file structure intact so that new data can be entered. See wipe.
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To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.

I think they zapped the processor.

verb
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To heat (something) in a microwave oven.

If it's not warm in the middle, zap it some more.

verb
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To delete or discard (electronic media).

They zapped a lot of files before realizing they had not backed up lately.

verb
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To further energize or charge (magnetic material).

They zapped my motor's magnets.

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Origin of zap