There are 2 main translations of tap in Spanish

: tap1tap2

tap1

llave, n.

Pronunciation: /tap//tæp/

noun

  • 1

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • "We intercepted a message on a wire tap that someone was coming here tonight - to your house."
    • Suddenly she felt a tap on the shoulder and she broke eye contact with him to see an elderly woman handing her a handkerchief.
    • It was coming up to midday when I heard a light tap on my door, followed by my Mom's voice.
    • 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 just started flipping through the channels when there was a light tap at the door.
    • Despite one Newry player lying injured and being attended to by two team members he took the quick tap and scored.
    • 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.
    • A quick tap on the first door to his right was all he gave before pushing it open and entering.
    • I listened to the tap of her feet against the wooden floor, and could have sworn that it matched my own heart's beat.
    • 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.
    • A light tap on his shoulder makes him turn around.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • At this point, she felt a quick tap on her shoulder, and turned to face the person.
    • 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.
    • Tapping the clock illuminates the display; a tap also turns off the alarm when it is ascending through its squeaky crescendo.
    • 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.
    • 1.1(British) (for water)

      llave feminine
      grifo masculine Spain
      canilla feminine River Plate
      caño masculine Peru
      paja feminine Central America
      chorro masculine Central America Venezuela
      to turn the tap on/off abrir/cerrar la llave (/ el grifo etc. )
      • to leave the taps running dejar las llaves abiertas (/ los grifos abiertos etc. )
      • Boil for one minute, then drain through a sieve and rinse under the cold tap.
      • She turned the tap and splashed cold water onto her face.
      • 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 water from the bathroom tap was painfully cold.
      • I got the watering can and filled it with cold water from the tap and I walked outside.
      • They have control of the financial tap that nourishes them, and they will not easily give up power.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • When you turn on the tap, unfiltered water flows through the faucet head at a full-pressure flow as with any conventional faucet.
      • Go fill a bucket or two from the cold tap now, before it's too late.
      • Look for a model with digital output temperature control, which delivers consistently hot water from the tap, regardless of flow rate.
      • He heard her turning the tap on, pouring cold water into the kettle.
      • Some critics have also found it ironic that many people who purchase bottled water end up refilling the containers from a tap.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Oil crooks there and elsewhere can find an unguarded length of pipe and make their own tap.
      • 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!
      • For a long time it controlled the tap on how much surplus oil was entering the market.
      • There was an area with a concrete floor, a tin bath, a copper, a sink and a cold tap.

    • 1.2

      llave del gas feminine

    • 1.3(on barrel, ready for use)

      espita feminine
      on tap de barril
      • 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

  • 2

    (listening device)
    micrófono de escucha masculine
    they put a tap on his phone le intervinieron el teléfono

transitive verb

  • 1

    (barrel/cask) ponerle una espita a
    (tree) sangrar
  • 2

    (liquid) sacar
  • 3

    (pipe/power line) hacer un empalme con
  • 4

    (reserves/resources) explotar
    (reserves/resources) aprovechar
  • 5informal

    (for money/information)
    intentar sacarle algo a algn
    to tap sb for sth nombrar a algn para algo
    • she tapped me for information me tiró de la lengua
  • 6

    (telephone) intervenir
    (telephone) pinchar informal
    (conversation) interceptar
    (conversation) escuchar
    he thinks his phone's been tapped cree que le han intervenido el teléfono

There are 2 main translations of tap in Spanish

: tap1tap2

tap2

toque, n.

Pronunciation: /tap//tæp/

noun

  • 1

    (light blow)
    toque masculine
    golpecito masculine
    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
  • 2


transitive verb

  • 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
  • 2US

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

intransitive verb

  • 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