I. interjection Etymology: imitative Date: 1929 1. — used to express a sound made by or as if by a gun 2. — used to indicate a sudden or instantaneous occurrence II. verb (zapped; zapping) Date: 1942 transitive verb 1. a. to get rid of, destroy, or kill especially with or as if with sudden force b. to hit with or as if with a sudden concentrated application of force or energy c. to irradiate especially with microwaves 2. a. to propel suddenly or speedily b. to transport instantaneously 3. to avoid watching (as a television commercial) by changing channels especially with a remote control or by fast-forwarding a videotape intransitive verb 1. to move with speed or force 2. to change television channels using a remote control III. noun Date: 1963 a pungent or zestful quality ; zip; also a sudden forceful blow

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