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zap
[informal]
British English: /zap/
American English: /zæp/

Translation of zap in French:

noun

exclamation

  • paf!

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 4 (treat) to zap a tumour with a laser
    traiter une tumeur au laser
    to zap food with radiation
    irradier la nourriture

intransitive verb

  • also: p prés etc -pp-
    (move quickly) See examples: to zap into town/a shop
    faire un saut (informal) en ville/dans un magasin
    to zap from channel to channel
    (informal)

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