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English definition of “zap”

zap

verb [T] (DESTROY)    /zæp/ (-pp-) informal
to destroy or kill something or someone, especially intentionally: They've got the kind of weapons that can zap the enemy from thousands of miles away.figurative We're really going to zap the competition with this new product!Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingKillingMurder and attempted murder
(Definition of zap verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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