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English definition of “zap”

zap

verb [T]  /zæp/ (-pp-) infml us  

zap verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy or attack something suddenly, esp. with electricity, radiation, or another form of energy: The salon uses lasers to zap unwanted hair. To zap something is also to cook or heat it in a microwave: Do you want that meatloaf cold, or should I zap it?

zap verb [T] (GO QUICKLY)

to move something quickly: You can zap files straight to the printer from a PDA or laptop.
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