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Definition 1: a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact - [noun denoting event]

Samples where zap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they gave it another zap of radiation

(zap is a kind of ...) something that happens at a given place and time

Definition 2: cook or heat in a microwave oven - [verb of change]

Samples where zap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You can microwave the leftovers

Synonyms for zap in the sense of this definition

(zap is a kind of ...) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

"These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(zap belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 3: strike at with firepower or bombs - [verb of competition]

Samples where zap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • zap the enemy

Synonyms for zap in the sense of this definition

(zap is a kind of ...) throw bombs at or attack with bombs

"The Americans bombed Dresden"

Definition 4: kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting - [verb of contact]

Samples where zap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens

Synonyms for zap in the sense of this definition

(zap is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 5: strike suddenly and with force - [verb of emotion]

Samples where zap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

(zap is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

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