zap - definition and synonyms

verb informal 

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/zæp/
present tense
I/you/we/theyzap
he/she/itzaps
present participlezapping
past tensezapped
past participlezapped
  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.