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zap

 
pronunciation:
zaep
part of speech: verb
inflections: zaps, zapping, zapped
definition 1: (informal) to strike, or kill suddenly.
He zapped the wasp with bug spray.
definition 2: to strike or hit with laser beams, x-rays, or microwaves.
The heroine zapped the alien with her laser gun.He zapped the hot dogs in the microwave oven.
derivation: zapper (n.)