There are 2 main translations of tap in Español

: tap1tap2

tap1

llave, n.

Pronunciación /tæp//tap/

nombre

  • 1

    • 1.1British (for water)

      llave femenino
      grifo masculino España
      canilla femenino Río de la Plata
      caño masculino Perú
      paja femenino América Central
      chorro masculino Venezuela América Central
      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.)
      • He pulled himself up and stumbled to the bathroom, where he turned on the cold tap and collapsed at the bottom of the shower, barely awake.
      • The water must be freshly boiled, from the cold tap.
      • I shoved it into the sink, turned on the cold tap and let icy water wash over fabric.
      • When you turn on the tap, unfiltered water flows through the faucet head at a full-pressure flow as with any conventional faucet.
      • For a long time it controlled the tap on how much surplus oil was entering the market.
      • I got the watering can and filled it with cold water from the tap and I walked outside.
      • There was an area with a concrete floor, a tin bath, a copper, a sink and a cold tap.
      • Look for a model with digital output temperature control, which delivers consistently hot water from the tap, regardless of flow rate.
      • After a minute, I had calmed down, and I rinsed my hands in the cold water from the tap, splashing water onto my face.
      • The leaflet also urges people to keep a jug of water in the fridge instead of running the tap until it is cold, because running the tap for one minute wastes six litres of water.
      • She turned the tap and splashed cold water onto her face.
      • Perforations lead into a hollow stem which is controlled by a tap permitting small quantities of champagne to be withdrawn from the inverted bottle without the remainder losing its sparkle.
      • Go fill a bucket or two from the cold tap now, before it's too late.
      • Before hopping my way unsteadily to the bathroom where I managed to bend myself in ways I never thought possible to get my foot into the basin and under the cold tap!
      • Some critics have also found it ironic that many people who purchase bottled water end up refilling the containers from a tap.
      • They have control of the financial tap that nourishes them, and they will not easily give up power.
      • He heard her turning the tap on, pouring cold water into the kettle.
      • Boil for one minute, then drain through a sieve and rinse under the cold tap.
      • Oil crooks there and elsewhere can find an unguarded length of pipe and make their own tap.
      • The water from the bathroom tap was painfully cold.

    • 1.2gas tap

      llave del gas femenino

    • 1.3(on barrel)

      espita femenino

  • 2

    (listening device)
    micrófono de escucha masculino
    they put a tap on his phone le intervinieron el teléfono
    • 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.
    • The phone tap that had been covertly installed into the their phones was working perfectly, broadcasting the conversation directly into a control room located deep within the recesses of his home.
    • It, theoretically, allowed for a certain degree of scrambling that would be too low tech for most agencies to hack into with placing an actual physical tap on the phone; and it was the physical access to corridor twelve that made this method of communication the most secure thing they had.
    • "But I have reason to believe now that there was a tap on not only these phones, but my line back at the loft, too."
    • "We intercepted a message on a wire tap that someone was coming here tonight - to your house."

verbo transitivo

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    • 1.1

      (cask/barrel) ponerle una espita a
      (tree) sangrar
      • This reality was imposed on the citizens of Vratza who can now only freely wash or drink tapped water four hours a night.
      • Back at the ranch, burgers and dogs are fired up, a keg of Old Dominion Pale Ale is tapped and points are tallied.
      • 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.
      • Local bars in some towns and villages will also sell poyo the sweet, lightly fermented palm wine tapped from the high tops of palm trees.
      • Barrels of beers await to be tapped by revellers here.
      • ‘Born-on’ dates on kegs will be logged when beer is delivered and again when tapped.
      • Toddy, an alcoholic liquor, is made by tapping the tree, which is done by cutting off the tip of a flower stem.
      • 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.
      • A rubber tree can be tapped regularly throughout the year and the tree remains productive for 30 to 40 years.
      • Maple tree growers tap into this stream for a crop of maple sap which is boiled off to procure a sweet syrup sought around the world.
      • When we get back the New Belgium kegs get tapped and we start getting primed for the night.
      • How do you tap a full barrel that is laying on its side?
      • Each family or group of families returned to a traditional location where they had stored utensils and had marked with an ax cut the trees they would tap.
      • Between 1910 and 1920, for example, the number of trees tapped for resin increased from 260,000 to 2,135,000.
      • An unusual profession on the islands is calou (palm wine) tapping.
      • They climbed trees to tap palm wine or fermented grain beers from harvest surpluses.
      • We had a 90-year-old neighbor whose six ‘kids’ would travel from all over the eastern U.S. to be there the day he tapped his first tree of the season.
      • My mother did rubber latex tapping for a meagre wage to feed us.
      • The keg will be tapped at 6 PM with wine, other beverages and snacks provided.
      • But by the grace of God everyone stepped away from the bar and I was able to get the keg tapped, which now made me the most popular person in all the land.
      • Each tapper will tap about 650 trees a day where they spent perhaps a couple of minutes at each tree.
      • The event proceeded smoothly and the Keg was eventually tapped by two executives of the Federation of Students.
      • It is a milky substance that is harvested by tapping the tree, a process similar to the harvesting of maple syrup.
      • With the warm days and cold nights, maple trees are tapped for flowing sap.
      • A typical drink is palm wine, fermented sap tapped from coconut palm fronds.
      • 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.
      • To the back of Adian lay a bar, with flasks and wooden kegs that were tapped for liquid stacked in every available place.
      • And if you have a truly artisan brewery, the taste of the brew may vary from keg to keg, depending on when it was brewed and how long it has been tapped.

    • 1.2

      (liquid) sacar
      • 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.
      • Ferro cement tanks are being used in some cases while most of the units have used high density plastic tanks for storing the rain water tapped through the method.
      • Dropsy was treated by bleeding, tapping, and plantain and liverwort.
      • Perennial shrubs often develop a dimorphic root system, where deeper roots tap a more reliable water source at depth.
      • This is not to say that if we tap and drain a deposit, it will somehow mysteriously fill up again.
      • President-elect George W. Bush has argued that the oil can be tapped without killing wildlife or marring the environment.
      • The divided and conquered nature of the country has made it easy for oil to be tapped without raising the ire of countries worldwide.

    • 1.3

      (pipe/power line) hacer un empalme con
      • But before any life existed, there must have been an energy source that could be tapped by primitive life forms.
      • But unlike many fantasy writers today, Tolkien really tapped into mythic roots.
      • The two-man crew has tapped into the oxygen supply of a docked cargo ship.
      • Foreign companies that thought they had tapped into one of the most profitable markets of the world will have to readjust their estimations.
      • I was pretty good at it, though I say it myself, mainly as I soon tapped into the most effective teaching method for young learners - noise.
      • This facility will be demonstrating how the research and skills base of the city's university can be tapped to produce real business returns.
      • So if, in the Northeast, there's an emergency, we have two million barrels that we can tap into.
      • Along the way, we realized how many potential resources were not being tapped for student training in our province.
      • 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.
      • Even with the electronic, sampling age in full swing, it's amazing that the art of mimicry still taps that transforming and ancient power.
      • You just can't ignore the dramatic way he and his party have tapped into a well of discontent in New Zealand - for better or worse.
      • Germinating immediately, the seed sends out ‘rootlets’ to tap into the host tree's water supply.
      • The magazine aims to tap into the mobile phone subculture which has developed during the last five years.
      • Most homes and businesses tap into the water system illegally and pay no fees currently.
      • The city was able to tap into water from the nearby man-made Big Bear Lake to create its orange orchards.
      • We then tapped into the support from the Rural Fire Service.
      • Don't tap into their wireless bandwidth without asking.
      • CNBC tapped into a gold mine, and the show developed such appeal that it began to affect the stock market on its own.
      • The heat can be tapped to provide hot water for laundry, kitchen or cleaning services.

    • 1.4

      (resources/reserves) explotar
      (reserves/resources) aprovechar

    • 1.5informal

      to tap sb for sth intentar sacarle algo a algn
      • she tapped me for information me tiró de la lengua
      • 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.
      • That may happen, but even if it does, they'll still have the fallback of being able to tap him for a few million when needs must.
      • 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.
      • Naturally, one of the distinct pleasures of meeting her is tapping her for anecdotes of this bygone era.
      • Why did we not see huge investors tap the banks for money?
      • Tapping that information requires more analysts and translators.
      • Making our way to a city centre nightclub, the former frontman ordered the taxi driver to stop at a cash machine and tapped me for my last 100 euros.
      • In the good old days you got the state to pay for your investment needs; now it is simply a case of tapping your biggest rival for the necessary funds.
      • Pittsburgh officials must tap tax-exempt organizations for more money in lieu of taxes.
      • Fishmongers are another group of people who have a wealth of information waiting to be tapped by inquisitive customers, and they all seem eager to advise and assist.

  • 2

    (telephone) intervenir
    (telephone) pinchar coloquial
    (conversation) interceptar
    (conversation) escuchar
    he thinks his phone's been tapped cree que está siendo objeto de escuchas
    • Yet its outcome will determine your right to privacy from your freedom to avoid telemarketers to the Government's ability to tap into your conversations.
    • He began to wonder if his telephone was being tapped.
    • Hackers can intercept our e-mails and tap our telephone calls.
    • We do not tap telephones or install eavesdropping equipment illegally.
    • Better tap their mobile phones and keep an eye on their emails.
    • Their papers and computers were confiscated and, although they were released on bail, their telephones were tapped and they had to endure constant surveillance.
    • The secret police shadowed the activists and tapped their telephones.
    • His car is regularly followed, and his telephone tapped.
    • The police were given wider powers to tap phones, record other conversations and intercept mail, for periods of up to one year.
    • Illegal tapping is punishable by up to two years' imprisonment.
    • For really big cases, the agency buys expensive software from a telephone company to tap phones directly.
    • Telephones are frequently tapped and mail interfered with.
    • And it is likely that there will be an effort to tap your hard-wired telephone as well - (more on that in a bit).
    • He denied that his country's police had been tapping the telephones of the South African cricket team during their tour.
    • A Scanner is a device that is used to tap into cell phone conversations.
    • The FBI's breakthrough came after phones were tapped, and conversations overheard about recruitment difficulties for the scam.
    • The devices were intended to tap phone lines used by the various governments, and were reportedly installed at the building's switchboard.
    • ‘We don't have the time or the manpower to be tapping and listening to everybody's phone,’ he says.
    • At least, my information will confuse whoever is listening or tapping my phone.
    • The authorities can now secretly tap into e-mails and mobile phone calls and track websites visited without the need for a judicial warrant.

There are 2 main translations of tap in Español

: tap1tap2

tap2

toque, n.

Pronunciación /tæp//tap/

nombre

  • 1

    (light blow)
    toque masculino
    golpecito masculino
    she gave me a tap on the shoulder me dio un toque / golpecito en el hombro
    • there was a gentle tap at the door tocaron suavemente a la puerta
    • Once you've poured the mousse into the oiled moulds, give each one a sharp tap on the surface to knock out any overlarge air bubbles, cover and leave to set.
    • I felt a light tap on my shoulder and turned around to see Chad.
    • Her micro-course crème brûlées were faultless, the caramel cracking obligingly with the lightest tap of a spoon, the base just on the oozing side of set.
    • Whereas staff were once forced to walk to colleagues' desks to pass on information, the e-mail revolution now means much of this can be done in a tap of the computer keyboard.
    • It was coming up to midday when I heard a light tap on my door, followed by my Mom's voice.
    • A quick tap on the first door to his right was all he gave before pushing it open and entering.
    • Suddenly she felt a tap on the shoulder and she broke eye contact with him to see an elderly woman handing her a handkerchief.
    • Again, as the night before, there came a light tap at her door.
    • She jumped at the light tap on her shoulder, eyes widening in panic as she spun around quickly to stare into Sakura's amused dark eyes.
    • Remove the finished dome from the shaft with a light tap on the workbench.
    • Tapping the clock illuminates the display; a tap also turns off the alarm when it is ascending through its squeaky crescendo.
    • A light tap on his shoulder makes him turn around.
    • The system will also be an advantage in that pregnant mothers records will be monitored for years and doctors will be able to get their history at the tap of a key on computer.
    • I listened to the tap of her feet against the wooden floor, and could have sworn that it matched my own heart's beat.
    • 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.
    • At this point, she felt a quick tap on her shoulder, and turned to face the person.
    • Despite one Newry player lying injured and being attended to by two team members he took the quick tap and scored.
    • I just started flipping through the channels when there was a light tap at the door.
    • All versions of the FTT use a tapping device that records the number of taps performed by a subject over a series of ten-second intervals.
    • A light tap at the door announced the arrival of the servant.
  • 2


verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (strike lightly)
    dar un toque en
    dar un golpecito en
    he tapped her on the shoulder le dio un toque / 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 teclear una orden/un código
    • Every few inches he would tap lightly and then listen with the stethoscope.
    • She taps the ‘send’ button and I hear the computer printer crackle in the kitchen behind us as it prints out the order ticket.
    • My finger tapped the ‘J’ key over and over, but not hard enough to make a letter appear on the screen.
    • With lifeless voices, singers march through the streets, striking bells and tapping on drums made of buffalo skin.
    • When the bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped, it is done.
    • The butler stood aside and tapped on the door four times to signal our arrival.
    • Make sure the rooting hormone covers the part of the stem where you have removed the foliage, then tap gently to remove the excess.
    • Fill the spaces between plants with soil mix, tapping gently.
    • She even smiled when he tapped her on the shoulder and held a grubby newspaper cutting under her nose.
    • He had some good moves and clearly fancied himself, but I tapped him with a left to the body and he dropped his hands, so I sent in a right hand and from then it was just a matter of time.
    • Gently tap to eliminate excess spice mixture and then coat uniformly with bread crumbs.
    • He removed his own spectacles and tapped at the lenses with his gloved finger.
    • He didn't want to disturb her parents, so he climbed the tree and tapped on her glass.
    • Turn box upside down and tap lightly on the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
    • I exclaimed coming up and tapping my older sister on the shoulder.
    • I tapped him on the shoulder and, using my best traveller-sign-language, indicated that he had dropped them.
    • Just the wind was hitting the tree branches outside which tapped at the window, giving the light from the front garden gate foul shadows.
    • The leaves of a tall oak tree tapped against the tiny glass window.
    • When paintings are finished, porcelain slip is poured onto bat and tapped gently to remove any air bubbles.
    • To pollinate tomatoes, tap on the bamboo stakes once in the morning and once at night when you notice the petals of the flower are curved back.
  • 2EEUU

    (designate)
    nombrar
    to tap sb for sth nombrar a algn para algo

verbo intransitivo

  • 1

    (strike lightly)
    to tap at/on sth dar toques / golpecitos en algo
    • she's upstairs, tapping away at the keys está arriba, dándole a la máquina
  • 2

    (make tapping sound)
    dar golpecitos
    tamborilear
    repiquetear