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English noun: zap

1. zap (event) a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact

SamplesThey gave it another zap of radiation.

Broader (hypernym)event

English verb: zap

1. zap (emotion) strike suddenly and with force

SamplesThis show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

2. zap (contact) kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

SamplesIn this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

3. zap (competition) strike at with firepower or bombs

SamplesZap the enemy.

Synonymsatomise, atomize, nuke

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bomb, bombard

4. zap (change) cook or heat in a microwave oven

SamplesYou can microwave the leftovers.

ExamplesThe chefs zap the vegetables

Synonymsmicro-cook, microwave, nuke

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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