verb (used with object), gapped, gap·ping.
verb (used without object), gapped, gap·ping.
Origin of gap
Synonyms for gap
Related Words for gappedrelease, free, expand, disclose, jimmy, tap, puncture, burst, vent, pop, unlock, unblock, bare, unfasten, gape, unseal, ventilate, fissure, unwrap, broach
Examples from the Web for gapped
Contemporary Examples of gapped
She plays, she races into school, she flashes her gapped teeth.Family of Olivia Engel, Lost in Newtown, Remembers Their Daughter
December 17, 2012
Historical Examples of gapped
He heard a low sob, and it cut through him like a gapped and rusty blade.The Cottage of Delight
Will N. Harben
He took the axe from her, and ran his thumb along the blunt and gapped edge.Dixie Hart
Will N. Harben
Other facts show that the "gapped" branches did not behave quite normally.
The brute slowly opened its huge mouth and disclosed the cruel, gapped teeth.The Jungle Girl
No; not anything unusual about the front ones, but the hip pockets were gapped open and sagged down.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
- See spark gap
verb gaps, gapping or gapped
Word Origin for gap
early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap "chasm," related to gapa "to gape," from PIE *ghai- "to yawn, gape" (see yawn (v.)). Originally "hole in a wall or hedge;" broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.