3 : to lớn avoid watching (something, such as a television commercial) by changing channels especially with a remote control or by fast-forwarding a videotape

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Verb The flowers were zapped by the cold weather. The aliens in the movie zapped people from spaceships. She reheated her muffin by zapping it in the microwave for a few seconds. I zapped through the channels for a while before falling asleep. We tape the show so we can zap through the commercials.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Another idea previously pursued by the Army was that that because the plasma filaments conduct electriđô thị, they could be used lớn zap IEDs from a distance, while European researchers are trying khổng lồ use them to lớn control lightning. — David Hambling, Forbes, "New U.S. Army tia laze Machinegun Fires ‘Bullets’ Of Light," 11 Mar. 2021 Some pundits predicted that Trump"s laông chồng of Twitter access would zap him of much of his sway. — Naomi Lyên, Washington Examiner, "Trump"s raucous CPAC reemergence casts long shadow over Biden," 1 Mar. 2021 The Shredder tool can zap any kind of file, even the ones that the Finder steadfastly refuses lớn purge. — Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "New CleanMyMac X Works With M1 Macs And Detects Silver Sparrow Malware," 25 Feb. 2021 Perhaps a parting of clouds permitted a few more sunbeams to zap the air at the official National Weather Service station at Reagan National Airport. — Washington Post, "It was 60 degrees on Tuesday, the warmest day of 2021," 24 Feb. 2021 The cereal box-sized instrument is equipped with a suite of lasers that will zap nearby rocks lớn learn more about their chemical và mineralogical composition. — Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Never Heard What Mars Sounds Like. Percy Will Change That.," 18 Feb. 2021 Using a cell that contains fluorescent proteins, researchers zap the region in question with a laser khổng lồ darken the molecules and then trace how long the fluorescence takes lớn diffuse bachồng in from other parts of the cell. — Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Sloppy science or groundbreaking idea? Theory for how cells organize contents divides biologists," 21 Jan. 2021 Imagine a weapon that can zap 99.9% of airborne COVID-19 virus particles from any indoor space within 30 minutes. — Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Can virus-zapping air purifiers make cruise ships, hotels và other indoor spaces safe?," 12 Dec. 2020 The Mortuary on Canal Street is using timed ticketing khổng lồ eliminate lines & is providing laser guns to lớn patrons khổng lồ zap the ghouls at a safe distance. — Doug Maccash | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "5 New Orleans haunted houses và Halloween attractions 2020: Prepare to lớn be scared," 6 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The hot dishes on Baumé’s thực đơn ($98/person), including ora king saltháng mousse wrapped in poached leek, required only a quichồng zap in the microwave. — Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area"s fine dining scene is still alive as takeout - if you can tweezer your own salad," 16 Feb. 2021 Pickard"s happy hour crowd were swapping digital cash in milliseconds at one cent a zap. — Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Confessions of a Bitcoin believer: One former miner’s journey from zealot lớn skeptic," 7 Feb. 2021 The Spurs have sầu new teammates — robots whose role is to lớn zap germs, including the coronavirut, inside the AT&T Center. — Brandon Lingle, ExpressNews.com, "Introducing the Spurs’ new teammates: Germ-zapping robots from San Antonio’s Xenex," 14 Jan. 2021 Components designed to lớn zap germs have sầu been folded inkhổng lồ a slew of air purifiers, wireless chargers, và refrigerators, launching a new breed of multi-use Swiss Army gadgets. — Boone Ashworth, Wired, "It"s a Big Year for ‘Clean Tech’ at CES," 12 Jan. 2021 Doctors take precautions lớn avoid damaging the glands when administering radiation therapy, which can, with a single misdirected zap, compromise the delicate tissues. — Katherine J. Wu Thành Phố New York Times, Star Tribune, "Doctors may have sầu found secretive sầu new organs in the center of your head," 31 Oct. 20đôi mươi The 2-in-1 Pet Upholstery Tool works dry khổng lồ pull out stubborn pet hair và wet lớn zap stains on furniture fabrics and mattresses. — Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Carpet Cleaners of 2020," 19 Oct. 20đôi mươi Giant robots zap empty intensive care rooms with microbe-killing UV rays. — Washington Post, "Inside a Florida hospital, coronavi khuẩn cases wane as strained staff brace for a fall surge," 7 Oct. 2020 Just make sure to lớn do your research before your first zap. — Audrey Noble, Harper"s BAZAAR, "The laze Hair Removal Guide for Dark Skin," 17 July 20đôi mươi

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