verb (used with object), zapped, zap·ping.
verb (used without object), zapped, zap·ping.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of zap
OTHER WORDS FROM zapzapper, noun
Example sentences from the Web for zap
Suddenly, laser zaps to your brain make you think you’ve already reached the goal location of the quest.How Do We Remember Places? This Study Used Lasers and VR to Point the Way|Shelly Fan|November 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
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
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|Tim Teeman|March 22, 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
British Dictionary definitions for zap
verb zaps, zapping or zapped
- to clear from the screen
- to erase