verb (used with object), zapped, zap·ping.
verb (used without object), zapped, zap·ping.
- zanuck, darryl francis,
- zap out,
- zapata mustache,
- zapata, emiliano,
Origin of zap
Examples from the Web for zapped
This perfect persona Lopez has created has zapped her of much of her relatability, especially in her music.Jennifer Lopez’s ‘A.K.A.’ Is Terrible. What Happened to Her Music?|Kevin Fallon|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Usually, it is Republicans who get zapped by stepping on the “third rail” of Social Security.Barack Obama’s Herbert Hoover Budget a Political Boon for Republicans|Lloyd Green|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A boy named Andy Maguire is zapped with high-energy “Parker Particles,” and a new hero is born—Alpha.
Most can be removed surgically, or zapped with an intense blast of radiation to stop their growth.Sheryl Crow’s Meningioma, an Exceedingly Common Brain Tumor|Daniel Stone|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Roland Martin, as you probably know, got zapped for a couple of errant tweets during the Super Bowl.Why Do Journalists Keep Self Destructing on Twitter|Howard Kurtz|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
verb zaps, zapping or zapped
- to clear from the screen
- to erase
Word Origin 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.