There are 2 main translations of tap in Español

: tap1tap2

tap1

llave, n.

Pronunciación /tap//tæp/

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 América Central Venezuela
      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.)
      • When you turn on the tap, unfiltered water flows through the faucet head at a full-pressure flow as with any conventional faucet.
      • 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.
      • The water from the bathroom tap was painfully cold.
      • Some critics have also found it ironic that many people who purchase bottled water end up refilling the containers from a tap.
      • For a long time it controlled the tap on how much surplus oil was entering the market.
      • The water must be freshly boiled, from the cold tap.
      • She turned the tap and splashed cold water onto her face.
      • I shoved it into the sink, turned on the cold tap and let icy water wash over fabric.
      • They have control of the financial tap that nourishes them, and they will not easily give up power.
      • After a minute, I had calmed down, and I rinsed my hands in the cold water from the tap, splashing water onto my face.
      • 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.
      • He heard her turning the tap on, pouring cold water into the kettle.
      • There was an area with a concrete floor, a tin bath, a copper, a sink and a cold tap.
      • I got the watering can and filled it with cold water from the tap and I walked outside.
      • Go fill a bucket or two from the cold tap now, before it's too late.
      • Oil crooks there and elsewhere can find an unguarded length of pipe and make their own tap.
      • Perforations lead into a hollow stem which is controlled by a tap permitting small quantities of champagne to be withdrawn from the inverted bottle without the remainder losing its sparkle.
      • 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.
      • 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!

    • 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 pincharon el teléfono coloquial
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I have a police scanner and a tap on the police computers and phone lines.
    • Is that because it would have revealed a tap on his phone, a tap on his cell phone and the GPS locator?
    • "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."
    • 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.

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    • 1.1

      (barrel/cask) ponerle una espita a
      (tree) sangrar
      • The event proceeded smoothly and the Keg was eventually tapped by two executives of the Federation of Students.
      • Each tapper will tap about 650 trees a day where they spent perhaps a couple of minutes at each tree.
      • To the back of Adian lay a bar, with flasks and wooden kegs that were tapped for liquid stacked in every available place.
      • When we get back the New Belgium kegs get tapped and we start getting primed for the night.
      • 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.
      • This reality was imposed on the citizens of Vratza who can now only freely wash or drink tapped water four hours a night.
      • An unusual profession on the islands is calou (palm wine) tapping.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • How do you tap a full barrel that is laying on its side?
      • It is a milky substance that is harvested by tapping the tree, a process similar to the harvesting of maple syrup.
      • A rubber tree can be tapped regularly throughout the year and the tree remains productive for 30 to 40 years.
      • 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.
      • ‘Born-on’ dates on kegs will be logged when beer is delivered and again when tapped.
      • They climbed trees to tap palm wine or fermented grain beers from harvest surpluses.
      • 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.
      • Toddy, an alcoholic liquor, is made by tapping the tree, which is done by cutting off the tip of a flower stem.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Back at the ranch, burgers and dogs are fired up, a keg of Old Dominion Pale Ale is tapped and points are tallied.
      • Barrels of beers await to be tapped by revellers here.
      • My mother did rubber latex tapping for a meagre wage to feed us.
      • A typical drink is palm wine, fermented sap tapped from coconut palm fronds.
      • Between 1910 and 1920, for example, the number of trees tapped for resin increased from 260,000 to 2,135,000.
      • 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.
      • The keg will be tapped at 6 PM with wine, other beverages and snacks provided.

    • 1.2

      (liquid) sacar
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The divided and conquered nature of the country has made it easy for oil to be tapped without raising the ire of countries worldwide.
      • Dropsy was treated by bleeding, tapping, and plantain and liverwort.

    • 1.3

      (pipe/power line) hacer un empalme con
      • There's clearly a huge customer resource yet to be tapped; the question is how to go about it.
      • CNBC tapped into a gold mine, and the show developed such appeal that it began to affect the stock market on its own.
      • The two-man crew has tapped into the oxygen supply of a docked cargo ship.
      • Along the way, we realized how many potential resources were not being tapped for student training in our province.
      • Foreign companies that thought they had tapped into one of the most profitable markets of the world will have to readjust their estimations.
      • We then tapped into the support from the Rural Fire Service.
      • 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.
      • Most homes and businesses tap into the water system illegally and pay no fees currently.
      • 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.
      • Don't tap into their wireless bandwidth without asking.
      • But before any life existed, there must have been an energy source that could be tapped by primitive life forms.
      • The groundwater that is tapped into by wells on private lands is in fact a common resource, something nobody can effectively own.
      • The heat can be tapped to provide hot water for laundry, kitchen or cleaning services.
      • Even with the electronic, sampling age in full swing, it's amazing that the art of mimicry still taps that transforming and ancient power.
      • The magazine aims to tap into the mobile phone subculture which has developed during the last five years.
      • This facility will be demonstrating how the research and skills base of the city's university can be tapped to produce real business returns.
      • Germinating immediately, the seed sends out ‘rootlets’ to tap into the host tree's water supply.
      • The city was able to tap into water from the nearby man-made Big Bear Lake to create its orange orchards.
      • But unlike many fantasy writers today, Tolkien really tapped into mythic roots.
      • So if, in the Northeast, there's an emergency, we have two million barrels that we can tap into.

    • 1.4

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

    • 1.5informal

      to tap sb for sth intentar sacarle algo a algn
      • she tapped me for information intentó (son)sacarme información
      • 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.
      • Naturally, one of the distinct pleasures of meeting her is tapping her for anecdotes of this bygone era.
      • Pittsburgh officials must tap tax-exempt organizations for more money in lieu of taxes.
      • Tapping that information requires more analysts and translators.
      • 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.
      • Why did we not see huge investors tap the banks for money?
      • In the immediate aftermath of the events, the public may not have thought of libraries as a source to tap for relevant information.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.

  • 2

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

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

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

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

There are 2 main translations of tap in Español

: tap1tap2

tap2

toque, n.

Pronunciación /tap//tæp/

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
    • Despite one Newry player lying injured and being attended to by two team members he took the quick tap and scored.
    • It was coming up to midday when I heard a light tap on my door, followed by my Mom's voice.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • At this point, she felt a quick tap on her shoulder, and turned to face the person.
    • Again, as the night before, there came a light tap at her door.
    • 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 quick tap on the first door to his right was all he gave before pushing it open and entering.
    • A light tap at the door announced the arrival of the servant.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • Suddenly she felt a tap on the shoulder and she broke eye contact with him to see an elderly woman handing her a handkerchief.
    • A light tap on his shoulder makes him turn around.
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