verb (used with object), zapped, zap·ping.
verb (used without object), zapped, zap·ping.
Origin of zap
Examples from the Web for zap
“Zap This” On August 8, 2009, Tom and Ray talked to a caller whose problem was more animal than automotive.‘Car Talk’ Hosts to Retire: Best Moments With NPR’s Laughing Mechanics|Caitlin Dickson|June 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for zap
verb zaps, zapping or zapped
- to clear from the screen
- to erase
Word Origin for zap
Word Origin and History for zap
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.