Definition of Zap in English :

Define Zap in English

Zap meaning in English

Meaning of Zap in English

Pronunciation of Zap in English

Zap pronunciation in English

Pronounce Zap in English


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1. zap

a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact

Example Sentences:
'they gave it another zap of radiation'


2. zap

strike suddenly and with force

Example Sentences:
'This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes'

3. vaporize, zap

kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

Example Sentences:
'in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens'

4. atomise, atomize, nuke, zap

strike at with firepower or bombs

Example Sentences:
'zap the enemy'

5. micro-cook, microwave, nuke, zap

cook or heat in a microwave oven

Example Sentences:
'You can microwave the leftovers'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: zaps, zapping or zapped
1. (transitive)
to attack, kill, or destroy, as with a sudden bombardment
2. (intransitive)
to move quickly; rush
3. (transitive) computing
to clear from the screen
to erase
4. (intransitive) television
to change channels rapidly by remote control
energy, vigour, or pep
an exclamation used to express sudden or swift action

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verb transitiveWord forms: zapped or ˈzapping Slang
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
verb intransitive Slang
to move, strike, smash, kill, control, as suddenly and with great speed and force
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
6.  Slang
energy, verve, pep, zip, etc.
used to signify sudden, swift action or change

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. zapped, zap·ping, zaps
a. 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.
b. To expose to radiation, as to cook or examine: zap food in a microwave; zap luggage with x-rays at a security checkpoint.
c. In science fiction and fantasy, to transport (a person or thing) into another place or time instantaneously, as with an energy beam.
a. To destroy or kill: "when the dinosaurs got zapped by whatever zapped the dinosaurs" (Laura Kasischke).
b. To deplete or obliterate: "His personal funds were zapped in the merger" (Patricia Haley).
3. To have a sudden and powerful effect on: "His ... narrative runs marvelously on and on, zapping the reader with often surprising and ... painful glimpses" (Publishers Weekly).
1. To move swiftly; zoom: zapped into the kitchen for a snack.
2. To use a remote control to turn a television set on or off or to switch channels.
1. A burst or beam of energy, electric current, or other power: a zap of 120 volts.
2. A sudden and powerful effect: a zap of fear; a zap of insight.
Used to indicate a sudden occurrence.

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