gap

noun
1 space between things
ADJECTIVE
big, huge, large, wide
narrow, small, tiny
VERB + GAP
leave
fill, seal, span

Seal the gaps around the windows with a sealant.

GAP + VERB
appear, open up

He flashed his headlights and changed lanes whenever a gap opened up.

PREPOSITION
through a/the gap

A rabbit darted through a gap in the fence.

gap between

Position the tiles, leaving a narrow gap between the edges.

gap in

A huge gap had appeared in the hedge.

2 period of time
ADJECTIVE
long, short
two-year, etc.
awkward (esp. BrE)
VERB + GAP
fill

Ads are just there to fill the gaps between quiz shows.

I was wondering how to fill those awkward gaps in the conversation.

GAP + NOUN
year (BrE)

I'm planning to travel in my gap year (= the year between school and university).

PREPOSITION
after a/the gap

She returned to teaching after a twelve-year gap.

gap between

a job to fill the gap between high school and college

gap in

a gap in his career

3 difference
ADJECTIVE
big, enormous, huge, large, significant, substantial, vast, wide, yawning
unbridgeable

the unbridgeable gap between the two cultures

ever-widening, growing, widening
narrow
age, generation

Despite the age gap, romance blossomed.

cultural, culture
gender

the gender gap in earnings

black-white, racial
wealth
credibility

Newspapers were talking of a credibility gap between what he said and what he did.

achievement, information, knowledge, skills

the knowledge gap between doctor and patient

trade
income, pay, wage (esp. AmE)
VERB + GAP
address, bridge, close, eliminate, narrow, reduce, span

an attempt to bridge the gap between the academic world and industry

widen
highlight
GAP + VERB
open up

A huge gap has opened up between expectations and what is deliverable.

grow, widen
close, narrow
separate sb/sth

He realized how narrow the gap was that separated him from his pagan ancestors.

PREPOSITION
gap between

The gap between rich and poor widened.

4 where sth is missing
ADJECTIVE
big, enormous, great, huge, important, large, serious, significant, yawning

serious gaps in their knowledge

glaring, obvious
VERB + GAP
create, leave

His death left a huge gap in my life.

identify, see, spot (esp. BrE)
close, fill, fill in, plug

Her appointment will fill the gap created when the marketing manager left.

exploit

The company has exploited a lucrative gap in the market.

PREPOSITION
gap in

legislation to close a gap in the law

PHRASES
a gap in the market

We think we've identified a gap in the market (= a business opportunity).


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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