Synonyms of zap in English:


See definition of zap


1‘the monster gets zapped by a flying saucer’


annihilate, destroy, wipe out, obliterate, wipe off the face of the earth, wipe off the map, kill, slaughter, exterminate, eliminate, liquidate, eradicate, extinguish, finish off, erase, root out, extirpate

take out, rub out, snuff out, waste


create, build, establish

2‘racing cars zapped past on the track below’


hurry, race, run, sprint, speed, dash, bolt, dart, rush, hasten, hurtle, career, streak, shoot, whizz, zoom, go like lightning, go hell for leather, spank along, bowl along, rattle along, whirl, whoosh, buzz, swoop, flash, blast, charge, stampede, gallop, sweep, hare, fly, wing, scurry, scud, scutter, scramble

belt, pelt, tear, hotfoot it, leg it, zip, whip, scoot, scorch, burn rubber, go like a bat out of hell

British bomb, bucket, shift, put one's foot down, go like the clappers

Scottish wheech

North American clip, boogie, hightail, barrel, lay rubber, get the lead out

North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass

literary fleet

archaic post, hie

rare drive


amble, stroll