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See the entry fortapa.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation oftapar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation oftapar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (covering piece)
a. lid
Tan pronto eches los ingredientes, pon la tapa a la cacerola y deja cocinar una hora.As soon as you add the ingredients, put the lid on the pan and let it cook for an hour.
b. top
A alguien se le olvidó reponer la tapa al frasco de galletas y ahora están duras.Someone forgot to put the top on the cookie jar and now they're stale.
c. cap
Ponle la tapa a la botella o el refresco perderá el gas.Put the top back on the bottle or the soda will become flat.
d. cover
Prefiero los libros de tapas blandas porque son más fáciles de leer en la cama.I prefer soft cover books because they're easier to read in bed.
e. sleeve (record)
Saqué el disco de su tapa y lo puse en el tocadiscos.I took the record out of its sleeve and put it on the record player.
f. heel plate (shoe)
Fui al zapatero a cambiar las tapas de mis botas.I went to a cobbler to have the heel plates of my boots replaced.
2. (culinary)
a. flank
Para hacer un pincho delicioso, corta la tapa en cubos y adóbalos bien.To make delicious skewers, cut the flank into cubes and marinate them well.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. tapa
Compartimos unas tapas y vino en la Plaza Mayor.We shared some tapas and wine at the Plaza Mayor.
b. bar snack
La barra del bar estaba llenas de tapas apetitosas.The counter of the bar was full of tempting bar snacks.
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1. (para cerrar)
a. lid
2. (de frasco)
a. top
3. (de botella, bolígrafo)
a. top
4. (colloquial)
levantarse la tapa de los sesosto blow one's brains out
tapa del objetivolens cap
5. (culinary)
a. snack, tapa
6. (portada; de libro)
a. cover
7. (de disco)
a. sleeve
8. (de zapato)
a. heel plate
9. (trozo de carne)
a. topside
1 [de caja, olla, piano] lid; [de frasco] top; [de depósito de gasolina] cap
levantarse la tapa de los sesos to blow one's brains out
tapa de los sesos
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; (taken at the bar counter with drinks)
ir de tapas
6 (pieza de carne) flank
7 (And) (bistec) rump steak
8 (México) (Automóviles) hubcap
9 (Caribe) (comisión) commission
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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