from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To destroy or kill with a burst of gunfire, flame, or electric current.
- transitive v. To kill or destroy as if by shooting.
- transitive v. To strike suddenly and forcefully as if with a projectile or weapon: "His . . . narrative runs marvelously on and on, zapping the reader with often surprising and . . . painful glimpses” ( Publishers Weekly).
- transitive v. To expose to radiation; irradiate: "perfect for those who can't bring themselves to zap food in a microwave” ( John F. Mariani).
- transitive v. To attack (an enemy) with heavy firepower; strafe or bombard.
- transitive v. To use a remote control device to switch (channels on a television) or to turn off (a television set).
- intransitive v. To move swiftly; zoom.
- n. Something that imparts excitement or great interest.
- interj. Used to imitate a sound made by a gun when fired.
- interj. Used to indicate a sudden occurrence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sound made by a sudden release of electricity or some similar energy.
- n. An electrical shock.
- v. To make a zapping sound.
- v. To use a remote control to repeatedly change channels on a television.
- v. To strike (something or someone) with electricity or energy, as by shooting.
- v. To damage (especially electronics) with electrostatic discharge.
- v. To heat (something) in a microwave oven.
- v. To delete or discard (electronic media).
- v. To further energize or charge (magnetic material).
- interj. Representing the sound or action of a zap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to shoot, destroy, or inactivate.
- transitive v. to bomb with an atomic bomb.
- transitive v. to cook or heat in a microwave oven.
- transitive v. to subject to radiation, a laser beam, a strong electric current, or other potentially destructive treatment.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. to add interest, color, or attractiveness to; to liven; -- usually used with up.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cook or heat in a microwave oven
- n. a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
- v. strike at with firepower or bombs
- v. strike suddenly and with force
- v. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
Imitative.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)