verb (used with object), gapped, gap·ping.
verb (used without object), gapped, gap·ping.
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Origin of gap
OTHER WORDS FROM gapgapless, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for gap
Over the past 230 years, the population gap between the smallest and largest states has only grown.
Identify areas that can be approved and understand your content gaps that need additional content to support the demand.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
That margin applies to estimates of support for each candidate, rather than the gap between them.Post-ABC poll and others suggest Minnesota has shifted since 2016, but by how much?|Scott Clement, Dan Balz|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The tool will analyze your competitors’ backlinks and find the backlink gap — websites that link to your competitors, but not you.
Matching struggling students with tutors 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 is a surefire way to help close opportunity gaps, says Matthew Kraft, a Brown University education economics researcher.Creative school plans could counter inequities exposed by COVID-19|Sujata Gupta|September 8, 2020|Science News
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But most of this gap, say the researchers who carried out the study, is due to discrimination.
Since then, the rising gap between the rich and middle- and lower-income families has risen to the fore.
No approving remarks for the growing gap between rich and poor.
The best, or at least most successful, are bridging the gap between punk-rock DIY ethos and social-media savvy.On Tour With The Head and the Heart, Indie Rock’s Next Big Thing|James Joiner|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pang, a bitterness that lasted for a day or for a year—and the gap would be filled again by some one else.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Bran or horse-dung inside was a good thing as a stop-gap, though it added not to the strength of the boiler.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The tall man leaped over just there; and the Jew, running a few paces to the right, crept through that gap.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
Then you're the chap who covered the trail between Phœnix and Potter's Gap yesterday afternoon?Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Before he could recover, a figure was flying through the open gap that lately had been a window.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for gap
- a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
- See spark gap