|v. t.||1.||to shoot, destroy, or inactivate; |
|2.||to bomb with an atomic bomb.|
|3.||to cook or heat in a microwave oven.|
|4.||to subject to radiation, a laser beam, a strong electric current, or other potentially destructive treatment.|
|5.||to skip over (|
|6.||to add interest, color, or attractiveness to; to liven; - usually used with |
|Verb||1.||zap - strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"|
|2.||zap - kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens"|
|3.||zap - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"|
|4.||zap - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"|
|1.||(language)||ZAP - A language for expressing program
["A System for Assisting Program Transformation", M.S. Feather, ACM TOPLAS 4(1):1-20, Jan 1982].
|2.||ZAP - Zero and Add Packed.|
|3.||(jargon)||zap - 1. To modify, usually to correct; especially used
when the action is performed with a debugger or binary
patching tool. Also implies surgical precision. "Zap the
debug level to 6 and run it again."|
In the IBM mainframe world, binary patches are applied to programs or to the operating system with a program called "superzap", whose file name is "IMASPZAP" (possibly contrived from I M A SuPerZAP).
See also Zero and Add Packed.
2. To fry a chip with static electricity. "Uh oh - I think that lightning strike may have zapped the disk controller."