In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- 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 femininegrifo masculine Spaincanilla feminine River Platecaño masculine Perupaja feminine Central Americachorro masculine Central America Venezuelato 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.
1.2llave del gas feminine
1.3(on barrel, ready for use)espita feminineon 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 masculinethey put a tap on his phone — le intervinieron el teléfono
1(barrel/cask) ponerle una espita a(tree) sangrar
3(pipe/power line) hacer un empalme con
4(reserves/resources) explotar(reserves/resources) aprovechar
5informal(for money/information)intentar sacarle algo a algnto 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) escucharhe thinks his phone's been tapped — cree que le han intervenido el teléfono
1(light blow)toque masculinegolpecito masculineshe 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
1(strike lightly)dar un toque endar un golpecito enhe 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)nombrarto tap sb for sth — nombrar a algn para algo
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 golpecitostamborilearrepiquetear
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