A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before.
"You"ll get your chance in court," said the sergeant.
"No, no no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I"ve been trying to do that for years!"
slang —v. (-pp-) 1 a kill or destroy; attack. B hit hard (zapped the ball over the net).
- move quickly.
- overwhelm emotionally. —int. Expressing the sound or impact of a bullet, ray gun, etc., or any sudden event. [imitative]
n. Letter z. [greek *zeta]
n. Us letter z. [var. Of *zed]
n. Form of buddhism emphasizing meditation and intuition. [japanese, = meditation]
code n. Us postcode. [zone improvement plan]
- —n. - light fast sound.
- energy, vigour.
- a (in full zip-fastener) fastening device of two flexible strips with interlocking projections, closed or opened by sliding a clip along them. B (attrib.) Having a zip-fastener (zip bag). —v. (-pp-) 1 (often foll. By up) fasten with a zip-fastener.
- move with zip or at high speed. [imitative]
n. Esp. Us slang pimple. [origin unknown]
- n. Esp. Us slang pimple. [origin unknown]
n. Zoological garden. [abbreviation]
adj. (-ier, -iest) comically idiotic; crazily ridiculous. [french or italian]