(noun, verb, interjection)


1. Representing the sound or action of a zap.

- Then the computer went zap and I lost all my work.


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

- they gave it another zap of radiation

Definition categories: event

Sentences with zap as a noun:

- You might feel a little zap touching a metal doorknob when the air is dry.


1. strike suddenly and with force

- This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

Definition categories: emotion, affect, impress, move, strike

2. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

Similar word(s): vaporize

Definition categories: contact, kill

3. strike at with firepower or bombs

- zap the enemy

Similar word(s): atomise, atomize, nuke

Definition categories: competition, bomb, bombard

4. cook or heat in a microwave oven

Similar word(s): microwave, nuke

Definition categories: change, cook

Sentences with zap as a verb:

- They spent the whole movie zapping bad guys into oblivion.

- I think they zapped the processor.

- If it's not warm in the middle, zap it some more.

- They zapped a lot of files before realizing they had not backed up lately.

- They zapped my motor's magnets.