Translation of tab in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /tæb/


  • 1 1.1 (flap) lengüeta (feminine)
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    • The shopkeeper undid the clasp binding the date book closed and heaved it open, revealing a binder with unusually long pages and alphabetical identification tabs protruding from the edges.
    • Young children love to join in, so look for books with flaps, tabs, pop-ups, peep-holes, textures to feel and questions to answer.
    • As soon as she got to the identification tab, she began to laugh.
    1.2 (label — for indexing) ceja (f); (— on clothing) etiqueta (f), grifa (f) 1.3 (on uniform) (British English/inglés británico) [Military/Militar] insignia (feminine)
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    • According green tabs to military police leaders commanding such units as divisional MP platoons or squads in combat support companies in itself does not make military police a combat arm.
    • I looked at his rank tabs through the binoculars, and, having convinced myself that he wasn't an officer, gave him the bird as he passed.
    • Only then will they be awarded the coveted Green Beret and Special Forces tab, signifying that they are fully prepared to join the brotherhood of Special Forces warriors.
  • 2 (account, bill) [colloquial/familiar] cuenta (feminine) I always run a tab of my own siempre llevo mi propia cuenta he had run up a tab at the club se le había ido acumulando una cuenta en el club to keep tab(s) o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) a tab on sth/sb are you keeping tabs on what we spend? ¿vas llevando la cuenta de lo que gastamos? we'll have to keep tabs on them tendremos que vigilarlos to pick up the tab [colloquial/familiar] correr con los gastos, levantar el muerto [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Forget about the hefty bar tabs and the dinner bills: talk or chat the night away, and when the time is right, you can personally meet each other and have the time of your lives.
    • He pulled out his wallet and fished out a five-dollar bill for his tab.
    • But experts report that discount-happy diners are clipping coupons and scouting for values to lower their restaurant tabs.
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    • Unmoved by a chorus of anguished cries, the Biltmore crew calmly rounded up the glasses, tallied the tabs and shrugged off entreaties for special dispensation.
    • With a soft shake of his head at her obvious sadness, he turned to the register to tally up the tabs for the night and turn them in to the office.
    • I ordered a Canadian to start my tab and took my place at the bar with a few friends.
  • 3 (on typewriter, word processor) tabulador (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [character/key/stop] de tabulación (setting) to set tabs definir tabuladores

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.