tase also taze (tāz)
v. tased, tas·ing, tas·es also tazed or taz·ing or taz·es
To stun or shock with a high-voltage stun gun: "The boisterous student was screaming for help and pleading not to be tased" (Nat Hentoff).
[Back-formation from TASER.]
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