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verb informal zap pronunciation in British English /zæp/
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present tense
present participlezapping
past tensezapped
past participlezapped
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  1. 2
    [transitive] to cook something in a microwave
  2. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to change the programme you are watching on television using a remote control

    In the old days there were fewer channels to zap.

  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] to send or move something very quickly, or move in this way

    The plane zapped across the sky in a flash.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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