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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.


Synonymsvaporize


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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