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Definition of ZAP

4 definitions found:

zap \zap\ (z[a^]p), v. t.
     1. to shoot, destroy, or inactivate; my TV set was zapped by lightning. [PJC]

     2. to bomb with an atomic bomb.

     Syn: nuke, atomize.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     3. to cook or heat in a microwave oven.

     Syn: microwave, micro-cook, nuke.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     4. to subject to radiation, a laser beam, a strong electric current, or other potentially destructive treatment. [PJC]

     5. to skip over (e. g. a commercial or dull interval in a television program) by using the fast-forward button on a VCR remove control. [PJC]

     6. to add interest, color, or attractiveness to; to liven; -- usually used with up. --[RHUD] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      1. n. Spiciness.

      2. vt. To make food spicy.

      3. vt. To make someone ?suffer? by making his food spicy. (Most hackers love spicy food. Hot-and-sour soup is considered wimpy unless it makes you wipe your nose for the rest of the meal.) See {zapped}.

      4. vt. To modify, usually to correct; esp. used when the action is performed with a debugger or binary patching tool. Also implies surgical precision. ?Zap the debug level to 6 and run it again.? In the IBM mainframe world, binary patches are applied to programs or to the OS with a program called ?superzap?, whose file name is ?IMASPZAP? (possibly contrived from I M A SuPerZAP).

      5. vt. To erase or reset.

      6. To {fry} a chip with static electricity. ?Uh oh ? I think that lightning strike may have zapped the disk controller.?

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "zap":
     KO, blast, blot out, bump off, call off, cancel, complete, croak, delete, dispose of, do in, drop the curtain, end off, erase, expunge, extinguish, finalize, finish, fix, fold up, get, get it over, get over with, get through with, give the business, give the quietus, gun down, hit, ice, kayo, kibosh, kill, knock out, lay out, off, perfect, polish off, put paid to, rub out, scrag, settle, shoot down, take care of, waste, wipe out

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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