Last modified on 14 December 2014, at 20:54

zap

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EtymologyEdit

onomatopoeic

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NounEdit

zap (plural zaps)

  1. (colloquial) A sound made by a sudden release of electricity or some similar energy.
  2. (colloquial) An electrical shock.
    You might feel a little zap touching a metal doorknob when the air is dry.

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VerbEdit

zap (third-person singular simple present zaps, present participle zapping, simple past and past participle zapped)

  1. To make a zapping sound.
  2. To use a remote control to repeatedly change channels on a television.
  3. To strike (something or someone) with electricity or energy, as by shooting.
    They spent the whole movie zapping bad guys into oblivion.
  4. To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.
    I think they zapped the processor.
  5. To heat (something) in a microwave oven.
    If it's not warm in the middle, zap it some more.
  6. To delete or discard (electronic media).
    They zapped a lot of files before realizing they had not backed up lately.
  7. To further energize or charge (magnetic material).
    They zapped my motor's magnets.

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InterjectionEdit

zap!

  1. Representing the sound or action of a zap.
    Then the computer went zap and I lost all my work.

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zap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zappen
  2. imperative of zappen