zap

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zap(
zahp
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to destroy)
a. liquidar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If he's not zapping aliens on his video game, he'll be watching TV.Si no está liquidando extraterrestres en el videojuego, estará viendo tele.
b. eliminar
Summer's here and it's time to zap those extra pounds.Llegó el verano y con él el momento de eliminar esos kilitos de más.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(computing)
a. borrar
I zapped a few files on my cellphone because I needed more space.Borré unos cuantos archivos del móvil porque necesitaba más espacio.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hit with electricity)
a. dar una descarga a
A policeman zapped the man with a Taser to temporarily disable him.Un policía le dio una descarga al hombre con una pistola Taser para incapacitarlo temporalmente .
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cook in the microwave)
a. calentar
We can zap the beans in the microwave five minutes before lunch.Podemos calentar las judías en el microondas cinco minutos antes de comer.
b. calentar en el microondas
This spaghetti is great. All you have to do is to zap it and eat it.Estos espaguetis son estupendos. Solo tienes que calentarlos en el microondas, y listos para comer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(television)
a. hacer zapping
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I was zapping between the football and the tennis.Estaba haciendo zapping entre el fútbol y el tenis.
b. zapear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It annoys me the way she zaps from one channel to another.Me molesta la forma que tiene de zapear de un canal a otro.
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zap
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (destroy, disable)
a. fulminar
2. (computers)
a. borrar (delete)
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zap [zæp]
interjection
¡zas!
transitive verb
1 (destroy) [+person] cargarse (informal)
2 (Comput) (delete) [+word, data] borrar; suprimir;
3 (TV)
to zap the TV channels zapear
intransitive verb
(move quickly) ir corriendo
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