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zap

 (zăp) Informal
v. zapped, zap·ping, zaps
v.tr.
1.
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.
2.
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).
v.intr.
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.
n.
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.
interj.
Used to indicate a sudden occurrence.

[Imitative.]

zap

(zæp)
vb, zaps, zapping or zapped
1. (Military) (tr) to attack, kill, or destroy, as with a sudden bombardment
2. (intr) to move quickly; rush
3. (Computer Science) (tr) computing
a. to clear from the screen
b. to erase
4. (Broadcasting) (intr) television to change channels rapidly by remote control
n
energy, vigour, or pep
interj
an exclamation used to express sudden or swift action
[C20: of imitative origin]

zap

(zæp)

v. zapped, zap•ping,
n. Informal. v.t.
1. to attack, defeat, destroy, or kill with sudden speed and force.
2. to bombard with electrical current, radiation, laser beams, gunfire, etc.
3. to strike or jolt suddenly and forcefully.
4. to skip over or delete (TV commercials), as by switching channels or fast-forwarding a VCR.
v.i.
5. to move quickly, forcefully, or destructively.
n.
6. force, energy, or drive; zip.
7. a jolt or charge, as of electricity.
8. a forceful and sudden blow, hit, or attack.
9. any of a variety of methods of political activism, usu. of a disruptive nature.
[1940–45; imitative]
zap′per, n.

zap


Past participle: zapped
Gerund: zapping

Imperative
zap
zap
Present
I zap
you zap
he/she/it zaps
we zap
you zap
they zap
Preterite
I zapped
you zapped
he/she/it zapped
we zapped
you zapped
they zapped
Present Continuous
I am zapping
you are zapping
he/she/it is zapping
we are zapping
you are zapping
they are zapping
Present Perfect
I have zapped
you have zapped
he/she/it has zapped
we have zapped
you have zapped
they have zapped
Past Continuous
I was zapping
you were zapping
he/she/it was zapping
we were zapping
you were zapping
they were zapping
Past Perfect
I had zapped
you had zapped
he/she/it had zapped
we had zapped
you had zapped
they had zapped
Future
I will zap
you will zap
he/she/it will zap
we will zap
you will zap
they will zap
Future Perfect
I will have zapped
you will have zapped
he/she/it will have zapped
we will have zapped
you will have zapped
they will have zapped
Future Continuous
I will be zapping
you will be zapping
he/she/it will be zapping
we will be zapping
you will be zapping
they will be zapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been zapping
you have been zapping
he/she/it has been zapping
we have been zapping
you have been zapping
they have been zapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been zapping
you will have been zapping
he/she/it will have been zapping
we will have been zapping
you will have been zapping
they will have been zapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been zapping
you had been zapping
he/she/it had been zapping
we had been zapping
you had been zapping
they had been zapping
Conditional
I would zap
you would zap
he/she/it would zap
we would zap
you would zap
they would zap
Past Conditional
I would have zapped
you would have zapped
he/she/it would have zapped
we would have zapped
you would have zapped
they would have zapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zap - a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact; "they gave it another zap of radiation"
event - something that happens at a given place and time
Verb1.zap - strike suddenly and with forcezap - strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
2.zap - kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shootingzap - kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
3.zap - strike at with firepower or bombszap - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
4.zap - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

zap

verb hit, shoot, blast, kill, destroy, stun, neutralize A guard zapped him with the stun gun.

zap

verb
1. Slang. To cause the death of:
Slang: waste.
2. Slang. To take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully:
Informal: put away.
Translations
يَقْتُل، يُدَمِّر
odprásknoutodstřelitpřepínat
udslettezappe
csatornát vált távirányítóval
iznicinatparslegt TV kanalus ar talvadibusakaut
odbachnúť
menjavati televizijske kanale
kanallarda gezinmeköldürmek

zap

[zæp]
A. EXCL¡zas!
B. VT
1. (= destroy) [+ person] → cargarse
2. (Comput) (= delete) [+ word, data] → borrar, suprimir
3. (TV) to zap the TV channelszapear
C. VI (= move quickly) → ir corriendo
zap along VI + ADVir a toda pastilla

zap

[ˈzæp] vt
(= kill) [+ person] → liquider ; [+ insect] → éliminer
(= destroy) [+ town] → raser
(COMPUTING) [+ file, data, word] → effacer
[+ TV channels] → changer de

zap

(inf)
n (= energy, pep)Schwung m, → Pep m (inf)
interjzack
vt
(= hit) to zap somebodyjdm eine pfeffern (inf)or kleben (inf)
(Comput: = delete) → löschen
(inf) (= kill)abknallen (inf); (= destroy)kaputt machen (inf)
(inf, = send quickly) he zapped us back down to London in his Porscheer hat uns in seinem Porsche im Düsentempo nach London zurückgebracht (inf)
vi (inf)
(= move fast)düsen (inf)
(= change channel)umschalten; to zap through the channelszappen (inf)

zap

[zæp] vt (fam) (destroy) → far fuori (Comput) → cancellare (TV) → fare lo zapping

zap

(zap) past tense, past participle zapped verb
1. to kill or destroy, especially in a computer game.
2. to change channels on television with a remote control.
zapping noun
the act of changing channels with a remote control.