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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Zap

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Zap: interjection - sound of a laser, ray gun, bullet, etc; sudden or dramatic event, expressed: verb - to kill, give a sudden blow, do away with, destroy; erase or alter; act against; send, put, strike quickly or with force; make more powerful or exciting; enliven, revitalize; overwhelm emotionally; cook or heat in a microwave oven; move quickly; operate a remote control to switch television channels quickly. Noun - energy, vigour, power, drive; strong emotional effect; a charge or bolt of electricity etc.; a beam or burst of radiation etc.

'General Phlobotomiticalitonis waved just one of his nine hundred and fifty seven tentacles and "Zap" went his ray gun, splattering a trillion Gordonian Tribulites in a single blast.'

'The best way to get rid of wasps is to zap the pesky things with a concentrated spray of wasp nest destroyer. One zap and they're history.'

'As the bolt of lightning illuminated the desolate plain, the zap of electrical discharge made the hair on Jennifer's head rise and stand on end.'

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