Roland Martin, as you probably know, got zapped for a couple of errant tweets during the Super Bowl.
Most can be removed surgically, or zapped with an intense blast of radiation to stop their growth.
A boy named Andy Maguire is zapped with high-energy “Parker Particles,” and a new hero is born—Alpha.
The Avengers zapped the school with a marching band, with the women singing “Oh when the dykes come marching in.”
Prostrating myself on the examining table, I tried not to flinch as she zapped my scores of clogged pores.
Usually, it is Republicans who get zapped by stepping on the “third rail” of Social Security.
This perfect persona Lopez has created has zapped her of much of her relatability, especially in her music.
1929 as a sound, 1942 as a verb, comic strip word (especially from "Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century"), of imitative origin. Meaning "to erase electronically" is 1982. Related: Zapped; zapping.
An exclamation imitating sudden impact; wham: It's a gradual thing. It ain't zap, you're healed (1929+)
[fr the echoic word used to convey the sound of a ray gun in the comic strip ''Buck Rogers in the Twenty-Fifth Century'']