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UK /tæp/ US /tæp/ -pp-
tap verb (GET)
[T] to get or make use of something:
For more than a century, Eastern cities have expanded their water supplies by tapping ever more remote sources.
There is a rich vein of literary talent here just waiting to be tapped by publishers.
UK /tæp/ US /tæp/
tap noun (DEVICE)
B1 [C] UK (US faucet)
a device that controls the flow of liquid, especially water, from a pipe:
the hot/cold tap
Turn the tap on/off.
barrel noun [C]
UK /ˈbær.əl/ US /ˈber.əl/
barrel noun [C] (CONTAINER)
a large container, made of wood, metal, or plastic, with a flat top and bottom and curved sides that make it fatter in the middle:
They drank a whole barrel of beer (= the contents of a barrel) at the party.
In the oil industry, a barrel of oil is equal to 159 litres.
amount noun [C]
UK /əˈmaʊnt/ US /əˈmaʊnt/
a quantity of something such as time, space, a substance, or a feeling:
an amount of sth They didn't deliver the right amount of sand.
large/small amounts Small amounts of land were used for keeping animals.
a considerable/significant/huge amount The new tax caused a huge amount of anger among small business owners.
Both solutions take about the same amount of time.
UK /əˈpɑːt/ US /əˈpɑːrt/
apart adverb (SEPARATED)
B1 separated by a distance or by time:
Stand with your feet wide apart.
How far apart should the speakers be?
We were asked to stand in two lines three metres apart.
The two lines of children moved slowly apart.
The garage, large enough for two cars, is set apart from (= not joined to) the house.
I forget the exact age difference between Mark and his brother - they're two or three years apart.
UK /ʌnˈpres.ɪ.den.tɪd/ US /ʌnˈpres.ə.den.t̬ɪd/
C2 never having happened or existed in the past:
This century has witnessed environmental destruction on an unprecedented scale.
stockpile noun [C]
UK /ˈstɒk.paɪl/ US /ˈstɑːk.paɪl/
a large amount of food, goods, or weapons that are kept ready for future use:
They have a stockpile of weapons and ammunition that will last several months.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)