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British English: /ɡap/
American English: /ɡæp/

Translation of gap in German:


  • 1
    Lücke Fem.
    (Motor Vehicles) (in sparking plug etc.)
    Elektrodenabstand Mask.
    a gap in the curtains
    ein Spalt im Vorhang
  • 2 (Geography) (gorge, pass)
    Joch Neutr.
  • 3 [figurative] (contrast, divergence in views etc.)
    Kluft Fem.
    that is a gap in his education/knowledge
    er hat hier eine Bildungs-/Wissenslücke
    fill a gap
    eine Lücke füllen od. schließen
    stop or close or bridge a gap
    eine Kluft überbrücken od. überwinden
    close the gap [on somebody]
    den Abstand [zu jemandem] aufholen

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