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zap

Pronunciation: /zæp/

Translation of zap in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)

  • 1.1 (defeat, blast) [colloquial/familiar] liquidar [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Computing/Informática] eliminar, borrar
    Example sentences
    • 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.

exclamation/interjección

  • [colloquial/familiar] ¡zas! [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

zap through

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
(finish) [colloquial/familiar] he zapped through the work in a morning despachó el trabajo en una mañana 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [Television/Televisión] hacer* zapping

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In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.