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n. use of a remote control and switching to another channel as to avoid commercials
v. kill, shoot; destroy; defeat; attack suddenly (Slang); complete something very quickly, move very fast; cook or warm up something in a microwave oven; photocopy something; (Computers) damage or destroy hardware or media by means of electricity; erase or get rid of something (Computers); change stations during television advertisements with a remote control; (Broadcasting) use an apparatus to erase commercials from a transmission (i.e.: with a pause button in videotaping); give an electric shock (Slang)
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Channel surfing (also known as channel hopping or zapping) is the practice of quickly scanning through different television channels or radio frequencies in order to find something interesting to watch or listen to. Modern viewers, who may have cable or satellite services beaming down dozens if not hundreds or thousands of channels, are frequently channel surfing. It is common for people to scan channels when commercial broadcasters switch from a show over to running advertisements.
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1. strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"
(hypernym) affect, impress, move, strike
2. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting; "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens"
3. strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
(synonym) nuke, atomize, atomise
(hypernym) bombard, bomb
4. cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the left-overs"
(synonym) microwave, micro-cook, nuke
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
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nm. zapping, channel-surfing
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