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tap 1

American English: /tæp/
British English: /tap/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (for water)
    (British English)
    llave (feminine) or (Spain) grifo (masculine) or (River Plate area) canilla (feminine) or (Peru) caño (masculine) or (Central America) paja (feminine) or (Central America) (Venezuela) chorro (masculine)
    to turn the tap on/off
    abrir/cerrar la llave ( or el grifo etc)
    to leave the taps running
    dejar las llaves abiertas ( or los grifos abiertos etc)
    Example sentences
    • Look for a model with digital output temperature control, which delivers consistently hot water from the tap, regardless of flow rate.
    • Boil for one minute, then drain through a sieve and rinse under the cold tap.
    • When you turn on the tap, unfiltered water flows through the faucet head at a full-pressure flow as with any conventional faucet.
    1.2
    also: gas tap
    llave (feminine) del gas
    1.3 (on barrel) on tap (lit: of beer)
    de barril
    (ready for use) we have all that information on tap
    tenemos toda esa información al alcance de la mano
    we have plenty of experience on tap
    disponemos de mucho personal experimentado (on schedule) (American English) [colloquial]
    al día
  • 2 (listening device)
    micrófono (masculine) de escucha
    they put a tap on his phone
    le intervinieron or [colloquial] pincharon el teléfono
    Example sentences
    • Is that because it would have revealed a tap on his phone, a tap on his cell phone and the GPS locator?
    • I have a police scanner and a tap on the police computers and phone lines.
    • Check it out, but be careful leaving comments - it won't be long before the Department of Homeland Security has a tap on his modem.

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 1.1
    (cask/barrel)
    ponerle una espita a
    (tree)
    sangrar
    1.2

    tap (off)

    (liquid)
    sacar
    Example sentences
    • The water needed to be tapped from a reliable spring four miles away raising the cost of the scheme to £3,000 - to be paid by the householders.
    • The deep Israeli wells in the Jordan Valley have good water quality since they tap the Lower Cenomanian aquifer system.
    • President-elect George W. Bush has argued that the oil can be tapped without killing wildlife or marring the environment.
    1.3
    (pipe/power line)
    hacer un empalme con
    Example sentences
    • To the back of Adian lay a bar, with flasks and wooden kegs that were tapped for liquid stacked in every available place.
    • The early closing time of pubs meant that carousers were forced to gather at dusk in private homes, where the host would tap a barrel.
    • When we get back the New Belgium kegs get tapped and we start getting primed for the night.
    Example sentences
    • The two-man crew has tapped into the oxygen supply of a docked cargo ship.
    • There's clearly a huge customer resource yet to be tapped; the question is how to go about it.
    • The groundwater that is tapped into by wells on private lands is in fact a common resource, something nobody can effectively own.
    1.4
    (resources/reserves)
    explotar
    aprovechar
    1.5 [colloquial]to tap somebody for something (for money/information)
    intentar sacarle algo a alguien
    she tapped me for information
    intentó (son)sacarme información
    me tiró de la lengua [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • As for Paul himself, he is the oddball in his family whom they cannot quite work out, but tap for money as if he was a bank.
    • He, is an introspective artist whose success has left him in a lonely place, where livelihoods rest on his shoulders and old friends regularly tap him for money and favors.
    • In the immediate aftermath of the events, the public may not have thought of libraries as a source to tap for relevant information.
    Example sentences
    • The trees are tapped for latex by cutting spiral grooves in the bark and inserting a spout with a cup for collection of the latex.
    • In summer they might have found fresh honey in the woods produced by wild bees or perhaps tapped maple trees in spring to harvest sweet sap.
    • With the warm days and cold nights, maple trees are tapped for flowing sap.
  • 2
    (conversation)
    interceptar
    escuchar
    he thinks his phone's been tapped
    cree que le han intervenido el teléfono
    cree que está siendo objeto de escuchas
    Example sentences
    • For really big cases, the agency buys expensive software from a telephone company to tap phones directly.
    • And it is likely that there will be an effort to tap your hard-wired telephone as well - (more on that in a bit).
    • A Scanner is a device that is used to tap into cell phone conversations.

Phrasal verbs

tap into

1 1.1 (draw upon)
(experience/creativity/energy)
sacar provecho de
aprovechar
explotar
1.2 (exploit)
(market/resource)
aprovecharse de
explotar
2 (access)
(database/system)
acceder a
entrar en or a
(telephone conversation)
intervenir

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tap 2
American English: /tæp/
British English: /tap/

noun

  • 1 countable (light blow)
    toque (masculine)
    golpecito (masculine)
    she gave me a tap on the shoulder
    me dio un toque or golpecito en el hombro
    there was a gentle tap at the door
    tocaron suavemente a la puerta
    Example sentences
    • A quick tap on the first door to his right was all he gave before pushing it open and entering.
    • She started toward her bed, but just as she took her first step, a sharp tap sounded at the French doors that led to the terrace outside her window.
    • A light tap at the door announced the arrival of the servant.

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 (strike lightly)
    dar un toque or golpecito en
    he tapped her on the shoulder
    le dio un toque or golpecito en el hombro
    he was tapping his fingers on the table
    tamborileaba con los dedos sobre la mesa
    to tap in a command/code (Computing)
    teclear una orden/un código
  • 2 (designate) (American English) to tap somebody for something
    nombrar a alguien para algo

intransitive verb -pp-

  • 1 (strike lightly)to tap at/on something
    dar toques or golpecitos en algo
    she's upstairs, tapping away at the keys
    está arriba, dándole a la máquina
    Example sentences
    • With lifeless voices, singers march through the streets, striking bells and tapping on drums made of buffalo skin.
    • She taps the ‘send’ button and I hear the computer printer crackle in the kitchen behind us as it prints out the order ticket.
    • Gently tap to eliminate excess spice mixture and then coat uniformly with bread crumbs.

Phrasal verbs

tap out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1
(rhythm/message)
pulsar
1.2
(pipe)
vaciar

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