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

Translation of gap in Spanish:


  • 1 (space) leave a gap between the desks
    deja un espacio entre los escritorios
    leave a generous gap between the bulbs
    plante los bulbos bien espaciados
    deje bastante espacio entre los bulbos
    look out for a gap in the traffic
    espera a que no pase nada
    the light filtered in through a gap
    la luz se filtraba por una rendija
    a gap in the hedge
    un claro or un hueco en el seto
    she has a gap between her front teeth
    tiene los dientes de adelante separados
    Example sentences
    • Select a tree that is uniformly shaped on all sides without gaps or holes where branches are broken or missing.
    • The metal work done on the aft booms was of poor quality, with putty applied in an attempt to cover over gaps around screw holes.
    • He watches carefully where he treads so as to avoid some of the bigger holes and gaps between the half-rotten floorboards.
  • 2 2.1 (in argument, knowledge) 2.2 (in time) in the gaps between mouthfuls
    entre bocado y bocado
    2.3 (disparity) the gap between supply and demand
    la distancia or la brecha entre la oferta y la demanda
    to bridge the gap
    salvar la distancia
    2.4 (void) her death left a terrible gap in my life
    su muerte dejó un terrible vacío en mi vida
    to fill o plug a gap in the market
    llenar un vacío or un hueco en el mercado
    Example sentences
    • However a lapse of almost two years since the last scheme has left a gap in continuity.
    • What struck him while interviewing him were the gaps in his life story.
    • For example, when a nurse cares for two or more patients and must divide attention between them there is a potential for gaps in the continuity of care.
    Example sentences
    • How many times over the years has the music industry played up records bridging the gap between jazz and hip hop?
    • But his chances of bridging the gap with only five racing days to go are virtually non-existent.
    • Employers are ditching company schemes, yet no-one seems to be bridging the gap with private savings.
  • 3
    also: spark gap
    (Cars, Electricity)
    separación (feminine) entre los electrodos

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