Translation of gap in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gæp/


  • 1 (space) espacio (masculine) 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
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    • 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) laguna (feminine) 2.2 (in time) intervalo (masculine), interrupción (feminine) in the gaps between mouthfuls entre bocado y bocado 2.3 (disparity) distancia (feminine), brecha (feminine) 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) vacío (masculine) 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
    (spark gap)
    [Cars/Automovilismo] [Electricity/Electricidad] separación (feminine) entre los electrodos

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.