tapa


tapa
f.
1 lid.
levantarse la tapa de los sesos (informal) to blow one's brains out
tapa del objetivo lens cap (de cámara)
2 snack, tapa (cooking).
3 cover (portada) (de libro).
4 heel plate.
5 topside (trozo de carne).
6 hors d'oeuvre, appetizer.
pres.indicat.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: tapar.
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tapa
nombre femenino
1 (cubierta) lid, top; (de botella) cap, top, stopper
2 (de libro) cover
3 (de zapato) heel-plate
4 AUTOMÓVIL head
5 COCINA (comida) appetizer, savoury (US savory), tapa
6 (de res) round of beef
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FRASEOLOGÍA
levantarse la tapa de los sesos / saltarse la tapa de los sesos familiar to blow one's brain out
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noun f.
cover, lid
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SF
1) [de caja, olla, piano] lid; [de frasco] top; [de depósito de gasolina] cap

tapa de registro — manhole cover, inspection cover

2) [de libro] cover

libro de tapas duras — hardback

3) [de zapato] heelplate
4) [de canal] sluicegate
5) (=ración de comida) snack ( taken at the bar counter with drinks )

ir de tapas — ver tapeo

6) (=pieza de carne) flank
7) And (=bistec) rump steak
8) Méx (Aut) hubcap
9) Caribe (=comisión) commission
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femenino
1)
a) (de caja, pupitre) lid
b) (de bote, cacerola) lid; (de botella, frasco) top
c) (de lente) cap

la tapa del tanque de gasolina — the gas (AmE) o (BrE) petrol cap

levantarle or volarle la tapa de los sesos a alguien — (fam) to blow somebody's brains out

ser la tapa — (Per fam) to be the latest thing (colloq)

2)
a) (de libro, revista) cover; (para fascículos) binder; (de disco) sleeve

no te lo has mirado ni por las tapas — you haven't even opened the book

b) (de tacón) heelpiece

estos zapatos necesitan tapas nuevas — these shoes need reheeling

c) (de bolsillo) flap
d) (Auto) head
3) (Esp) (para acompañar la bebida) tapa, bar snack
•• Cultural note:
tapas
In Spain, these are small portions of food served in bars and cafés with a drink. There is a wide variety, including Spanish omelet, seafood, different kinds of cooked potatoes, salads, cheese, ham, and chorizo. They can be very elaborate, and people often order several to make a meal. Tapas are part of a lifestyle and the social aspect is very important. The practice of going out for a drink and tapas is known as tapeo
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femenino
1)
a) (de caja, pupitre) lid
b) (de bote, cacerola) lid; (de botella, frasco) top
c) (de lente) cap

la tapa del tanque de gasolina — the gas (AmE) o (BrE) petrol cap

levantarle or volarle la tapa de los sesos a alguien — (fam) to blow somebody's brains out

ser la tapa — (Per fam) to be the latest thing (colloq)

2)
a) (de libro, revista) cover; (para fascículos) binder; (de disco) sleeve

no te lo has mirado ni por las tapas — you haven't even opened the book

b) (de tacón) heelpiece

estos zapatos necesitan tapas nuevas — these shoes need reheeling

c) (de bolsillo) flap
d) (Auto) head
3) (Esp) (para acompañar la bebida) tapa, bar snack
•• Cultural note:
tapas
In Spain, these are small portions of food served in bars and cafés with a drink. There is a wide variety, including Spanish omelet, seafood, different kinds of cooked potatoes, salads, cheese, ham, and chorizo. They can be very elaborate, and people often order several to make a meal. Tapas are part of a lifestyle and the social aspect is very important. The practice of going out for a drink and tapas is known as tapeo
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tapa1
1 = cover, lid, flap, board, top, housing cover.
Nota: Generalmente de mecanismos.

Ex: Thus, for instance, a title statement will be extracted from a title page, and not from the cover or the spine.

Ex: The casting-box for flong moulds was a flat iron case like a portfolio with one hinged lid.
Ex: This article argues that box designs for small books have 3 shortcomings: their corners tend to gape; strings, buttons and other fixing arrangements clutter the outside of the box; and the box flaps are too soft causing it to be pushed out of alignment.
Ex: A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards.
Ex: Documents should be kept in acid free boxes with loose fitting tops on shelves preferably made from baked enamel steel.
Ex: A spoken dialogue between the system and the trainee would proceed as follows: System 'Try to assemble the air compressor' Trainee : 'How?' System: 'Install pump, install pump brace, install pulley, install belt housing cover.
* edición en tapa = hardback, hardbound, hardcover.
* edición en tapas duras = hardback, hardcover.
* encuadernado en tapa = hardbound, cased.
* fabricación de tapas = casemaking [case-making].
* libro encuadernado en tapa = hard book cover, hardback cover, hardback book.
* máquina de fabricar tapas = casemaking machine.
* tapa anterior = front cover.
* tapa de alcantarilla = manhole cover.
* tapa del lector de CDROM = drive door.
* tapa de registro = manhole cover.

tapa2
2 = appetiser [appetizer, -USA], snack, tapa.

Ex: To begin with, both methods are appetizers since they stimulate a desire to read for oneself what one has heard told = Para empezar, ambos métodos sirven de aperitivo puesto que estimulan el deseo de leer por uno mismo lo que hemos oído contar.

Ex: Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards.
Ex: A watering hole in Spain is serving up free beer and tapas to recession-weary customers who insult its bartenders as a way to let off steam.
* tapas = finger food.

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tapa
feminine
tapas (↑ tapa a1)
A
1 (de una caja, un tocadiscos, un pupitre) lid
2 (de un bote, una cacerola) lid; (de una botella, un frasco) top
3 (de un lente) cap
la tapa del tanque de gasolina the gas (AmE) o (BrE) petrol cap
estar la tapa de … (Per fam): el pescado estaba la tapa de rico the fish was absolutely delicious o was out of this world (colloq)
hacerle una tapa a algn (Chi fam); to give sb the thumbs down (colloq)
levantarle or volarle a algn la tapa de los sesos (fam); to blow sb's head off (colloq), to blow sb's brains out (colloq)
ni por las tapas (CS fam); no way! (colloq), you must be kidding o joking! (colloq), you cannot be serious!
ponerle la tapa a algn (RPl fam); to shut sb up (colloq)
ser la tapa (Per fam); to be the latest thing (colloq)
tiene una cámara nueva que es la tapa her new camera is the very latest o the last word in camera technology (colloq)
Compuesto:
tapa de rosca
screw top
B
1 (de un libro, una revista) cover; (para fascículos) binder; (de un disco) sleeve
no te lo has mirado ni por las tapas you haven't even opened the book
2 (de un tacón) heelpiece
estos zapatos necesitan tapas nuevas these shoes need reheeling
3 (de un bolsillo) flap
4 (Auto) head
C (corte de carne) flank
D (Esp) (para acompañar la bebida) tapa, bar snack
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Del verbo tapar: (conjugate tapar)

tapa es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

Multiple Entries:
tapa    
tapar
tapa sustantivo femenino
1
a) (de caja, cacerola) lid;

(de botella, frasco) top;
tapa de rosca screw top

b) (de lente, bolígrafo) cap;

la tapa del tanque de gasolina the gas (AmE) o (BrE) petrol cap

2
a) (de libro, revista) cover;

(de disco) sleeve
b) (de tacón) heelpiece

c) (de bolsillo) flap

d) (Auto) head

3 (Esp) (para acompañar la bebida) tapa, bar snack
tapar (conjugate tapar) verbo transitivo
1 (cubrir) ‹cajato put the lid on;
botella/frascoto put the top on;
ollato cover, put the lid on;
bebé/enfermo/carato cover
2
a)agujero/huecoto fill in;

puerta/ventanato block up
b) (Andes, Méx) ‹muelato fill;

me tapaon dos muelas I had two fillings

c)defecto/errorto cover up

3
a)vista/luzto block

b)salida/entradato block;

excusado/cañería› (AmL) to block
taparse verbo pronominal
1 (refl) (cubrirse) to cover oneself up;
carato cover
2
a) [oídos/nariz] to get o become blocked;

tengo la nariz tapada my nose is blocked

b) (AmL) [cañería/excusado] to get blocked

tapa sustantivo femenino
1 (de una cazuela, del piano, etc) lid
(de una botella) cap, top
Aut (del depósito, del radiador) cap
2 (de un libro) cover
edición en tapas blandas/duras, paperback/hardback edition
3 (del tacón) heelpiece
4 (en los bares) tapa, savoury snack, appetizer
♦ Locuciones: tapa de los sesos, skull: volarse la tapa de los sesos, to blow one's brains out
tapar verbo transitivo
1 (cubrir) to cover
(una botella) to put the top on
(un frasco, una caja, etc) to put the lid on
2 (un orificio) to plug, fill: tapó el agujero con cemento, he filled the hole with cement
(obstruir) to block: una rama tapa la entrada del túnel, a branch blocks the tunnel mouth
3 (abrigar, arropar) to wrap up
(en la cama) to tuck in
4 fam (interponerse) me estás tapando el sol, you're blocking out the sun
5 fig (ocultar una falta) to cover up for sb
'tapa' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
enroscar
- tapar
- vista
- apretar
- de
- destapado
- marcar
- quitar
- sacar
English:
cap
- cover
- fit on
- jam on
- lid
- on
- pull off
- push off
- screw
- screw on
- screw top
- slam
- stay on
- twist off
- appetizer
- back
- binding
- blow
- flap
- get
- go
- hard
- off
- prize
- pry
- snap
- swing
- top
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tapa nf
1. [para cerrar] [de caja, estuche, olla, ataúd, cofre, baúl, piano, pupitre, maletero] lid;
[de frasco] top; Andes, RP [de botella, bolígrafo] top; Fam
levantarle o [m5]volarle a alguien la tapa de los sesos to blow sb's brains out;
Comp
RP Fam
poner la tapa a alguien to leave sb speechless
Comp
tapa del depósito Br filler cap, Br petrol o US gas (tank) cap;
tapa del distribuidor distributor cap;
tapa del objetivo lens cap
2. [portada] [de libro, CD] cover;
[de disco] sleeve;
un libro de tapas de piel a leather-bound book;
un libro de tapa dura a hardback;
tapas de plástico PVC cover
3. Esp [de comida] snack, tapa;
una tapa de queso a couple of slices of cheese;
un bar de tapas a tapas bar;
comer de tapas to have a meal consisting of tapas;
ir(se) de tapas to go out for some tapas
4. [de zapato] heel plate
5. [trozo de carne] topside
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tapa
f
1 de tarro, cubo etc lid;
se voló la tapa de los sesos he blew his brains out
2 de libro cover;
tapa dura hardback
3
:
tapas pl GASTR tapas, bar snacks
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tapa nf
1) : cover, top, lid
2) Spain : bar snack
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tapa n
1. (tapadera) lid
ponle la tapa a la caja put the lid on the box
2. (de libro) cover
un libro de tapa dura a book with a hard cover
3. (de zapato) heel
hay que poner unas tapas nuevas a estos zapatos these shoes need some new heels
4. (alimento ligero) tapa
el camarero nos puso una tapa the waiter gave us a tapa

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