Definición de zap en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /zap/

verbo (zaps, zapping, zapped)

1 [with object] Destroy or obliterate: zap the enemy’s artillery before it can damage your core units it’s vital to zap stress fast
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  • It's heaped full of chlorophyll, which zaps halitosis fast.
  • Science has wiped out many killer diseases and may soon zap the rest.
  • You need to have top-flight shooting skills to zap the constantly moving targets that are your enemy.
2 [with object] Cause to move suddenly and rapidly in a specified direction: the boat zapped us up river
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  • I sat there watching the chat screen zapping up past me, just about going crosseyed trying to read it all.
  • A bolt of (cheaply superimposed) energy zaps past him.
  • The awareness of what was occurring zapped through me, and suddenly I was snapped back into my body as if I'd been shot from a slingshot.
2.1 [no object] Move suddenly and rapidly, especially between television channels or sections of videotape by use of a remote control: video recorders mean the audience will zap through the ads
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  • No one is obliged to watch television and you can always zap between channels.
  • Several talk of how they used to zap to another channel whenever politics came on television.
  • I had nothing to do the night before a game and I was zapping between the channels.
3 [with object] Cook or warm (food or a hot drink) in a microwave oven.
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  • More people are taking the time to prepare food in their own homes, or enjoying a leisurely restaurant meal instead of taking the fast food option or zapping something in the microwave.
  • The bonus with low-fat sausages is that many are precooked and browned for convenience, so you can easily zap them in a microwave for a quick breakfast addition.
  • I put ice in the microwave, zapped it for two minutes, and voila.


A sudden effect or event that makes a dramatic impact, especially a sudden burst of energy or sound: the eggs get an extra zap of UV light
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  • A zap sound ended the vision and then he was left with Ami.
  • He insists he is not clairvoyant as a result of the zap.
  • The spells make the appropriate zaps and sizzles, the explosions sound good, and the clanging of weapons on armor are realistic.


1920s (originally US): imitative.

  • In comic strips of the 1920s zap often represented the sound of a ray gun, laser, or similar weapon. The sense ‘to kill’ has existed since the 1940s and ‘to move quickly’ since the 1960s. Since the early 1980s zapping has also meant the use of a remote control to operate a television or other piece of electronic equipment.

Palabras que riman con zap

bap, cap, chap, clap, dap, entrap, enwrap, flap, frap, gap, giftwrap, hap, knap, lap, Lapp, map, nap, nappe, pap, rap, sap, schappe, scrap, slap, snap, strap, tap, trap, wrap, yap

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