- 1 1.1 (flap)Example sentences1.2 (label — for indexing) 1.3 (on uniform)
(British English) (Military)
- 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.
insignia (feminine)Example sentences
- 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] I always run a tab of my ownsiempre llevo mi propia cuentahe had run up a tab at the clubse le había ido acumulando una cuenta en el clubto keep tab(s) o (in British English also) a tab on something/somebodyare you keeping tabs on what we spend?¿vas llevando la cuenta de lo que gastamos?we'll have to keep tabs on themtendremos que vigilarlosto pick up the tab [colloquial]correr con los gastos
levantar el muerto [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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(ring pull) (American English)
- (on typewriter, word processor) tabulador (masculine)(before noun) (character/key/stop)(setting) to set tabs
de tabulacióndefinir tabuladores
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