Meaning: to control an appliance like a TV with a hand-held device
- People are getting lazy because they don't have to get up to change the TV channel or turn on the air-conditioner. They can just zap them instead.
- Why are we watching the ads? Gimme the zapper and I'll zap 'em.
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If you can change the TV channel by zapping, you can do it
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Contributor: Matt Errey