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]
A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.