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zap

 : 
Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive), Interjection

CIDE DICTIONARY

zapv. t. 
  •  to shoot, destroy, or inactivate; my TV set was zapped by lightning.  [PJC]
  •  to bomb with an atomic bomb.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  to cook or heat in a microwave oven.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  to subject to radiation, a laser beam, a strong electric current, or other potentially destructive treatment.  [PJC]
  •  to skip over (e. g. a commercial or dull interval in a television program) by using the fast-forward button on a VCR remove control.  [PJC]
  •  to add interest, color, or attractiveness to; to liven; -- usually used with up.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

zap, v., n., & int. sl.
--v. (zapped, zapping)
1 tr. a kill or destroy; deal a sudden blow to. b hit forcibly (zapped the ball over the net).
2 intr. & tr. move quickly and vigorously.
3 tr. overwhelm emotionally.
4 tr. Computing erase or change (an item in a program).
5 intr. (foll. by through) fast-wind a videotape to skip a section.
--n.
1 energy, vigour.
2 a strong emotional effect.
--int. expressing the sound or impact of a bullet, ray gun, etc., or any sudden event.

Etymology
imit.

THESAURUS

zap

KO, blast, blot out, bump off, call off, cancel, complete, croak, delete, dispose of, do in, drop the curtain, end off, erase, expunge, extinguish, finalize, finish, fix, fold up, get, get it over, get over with, get through with, give the business, give the quietus, gun down, hit, ice, kayo, kibosh, kill, knock out, lay out, off, perfect, polish off, put paid to, rub out, scrag, settle, shoot down, take care of, waste, wipe out

ROGET THESAURUS

zap

Resonance

N resonance, ring, ringing, tintinabulation, reflexion, reflection, reverberation, echo, reecho, zap, zot, buzz (hiss), low note, base note, bass note, flat note, grave note, deep note, bass, basso, basso profondo, baritone, barytone, contralto, echo chamber, resonator, tinnitus, bell, doorbell, buzzer, gong, cymbals (musical instruments), sympathetic vibrations, natural frequency, coupled vibration frequency, overtone, resonating cavity, sounding board, tuning fork, tuning, squelch, frequency selection, resonator, resonator circuit, radio resonant structure, aromaticity, alternating double bonds, non-bonded resonance, pi clouds, unsaturation, double bond, (valence), resounding, resonant, reverberant, tinnient, tintinnabulary, sonorous, booming, deep-toned, deep-sounding, deep-mouthed, vibrant, hollow, sepulchral, gruff, sweet bells jangled, out of time and harsh, echoing down the mountain and through the dell.


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