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zap Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
    • they gave it another zap of radiation
  2. verb strike suddenly and with force
    • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes
  3. verb 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
  4. verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomize; atomise.
    • zap the enemy
  5. verb cook or heat in a microwave oven
    nuke; microwave; micro-cook.
    • You can microwave the leftovers