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zap

verb (GO QUICKLY)    /zæp/ (-pp-)
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] informal to go somewhere or do something quickly: Have I got time to zap into town and do some shopping? George zapped through his homework and rushed out to play football. There are now over a million American fax machines zapping (= sending quickly) messages from coast to coast. → See also zip nounMoving quickly [I usually + adv/prep] informal to use an electronic device to change television channels quickly, sometimes to avoid watching advertisementsTelevision
(Definition of zap verb (GO QUICKLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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