to indicate a sudden or instantaneous occurrence
a: to get rid of, destroy especially with or as if with sudden force
b: to hit with or as if with a sudden concentrated application of force or energy
to move with speed or force
Recent Example in a Sentence The loss of many pleasurable activities in a COVID lifestyle can lead to stress, which can lead to a depressed mood, which can zap a person’s energy.— Natasha Gural, Forbes, “The High And Low Of Van Gogh: From Blue Chip Masterpiece To Immersive Escapism,” 28 Feb. 2021.
a pungent or zestful quality