IPA: zˈæp


  • (colloquial) A sound made by a sudden release of electricity or some similar energy.
  • (colloquial) An electric shock.
  • A raucous public demonstration designed to embarrass a public figure or celebrity as a form of political activism.
  • (slang) The act of heating something in a microwave oven.
  • A city and town in North Dakota.


  • (intransitive) To make a zap sound.
  • To use a remote control to repeatedly change channels on a television.
  • To strike (something or someone) with electricity or energy, as by shooting.
  • (US, military, slang, transitive) To kill; to eliminate.
  • (slang, transitive) To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.
  • (slang, transitive) To heat (something) in a microwave oven.
  • (slang, transitive) To delete or discard (electronic media).
  • (slang, transitive) To further energize or charge (magnetic material).
  • (Singapore, informal, transitive) To photocopy.
  • To participate in a zap (protest) against.

Examples of "zap" in Sentences

  • Just zap them and be done with it.
  • Pls zap it and replace with the above.
  • Then the next passing admin will zap it.
  • If it becomes a problem someone will zap it.
  • The event promises to be a zap and conquer bacchanal.
  • The harpoon attracts lightning which zaps the coyote.
  • An incontrovertible supply of bang and zap is important.
  • Then the zapped acorn ends up in the credits of the film.
  • I thought maybe they were waiting for a third party to zap the interloper.
  • If I were the autocrat of WP, I'd just zap the history without hesitation.
  • Their data does not shed much light on the early code, consisting of prebiotically available amino acids-the kind generated in Stanley Miller's famous "zap" - experiment.
  • We also should recognize SF as the source of zap, which is used as noun, verb, and interjection to indicate ` sudden power '(n.), to ` kill in a burst' (v.), or the ` sound effect for sudden destruction '
  • And when such a zap is administered to an unsuspecting, coin-bearing beverage-seeker, a funny thing happens -- dozens of teeny plastic light-up ray guns in the box simultaneously fire a deafening cacophony of BEEYOOO BEEYOOO PATOW PATOW BEEYOOO!

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