verb (used with object), zapped, zap·ping.
verb (used without object), zapped, zap·ping.
Origin of zap
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Contemporary Examples of 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?
June 17, 2014
The Avengers zapped the school with a marching band, with the women singing “Oh when the dykes come marching in.”Tick-Tock: The Explosive Power of the Lesbian Avengers
March 22, 2014
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
April 12, 2013
A boy named Andy Maguire is zapped with high-energy “Parker Particles,” and a new hero is born—Alpha.Grandpa in Tights: Spider-Man Hits Middle Age
August 26, 2012
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
June 6, 2012
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.