Meaning of TAB in English

TAB

(~s)

1.

A ~ is a small piece of cloth or paper that is attached to something, usually with information about that thing written on it.

A stupid medical clerk had slipped the wrong ~ on his X-ray.

= label

N-COUNT

2.

A ~ is the total cost of goods or services that you have to pay, or the bill or check for those goods or services. (mainly AM)

At least one estimate puts the total ~ at $7 million...

= bill

N-COUNT

3.

A ~ is a metal strip that you pull off the top of a can of drink in order to open it.

N-COUNT

4.

A ~ is a drug, especially one that is sold illegally, which is in ~let form. (INFORMAL)

One ~ of Ecstasy costs at least ?15.

N-COUNT

5.

If someone keeps ~s on you, they make sure that they always know where you are and what you are doing, often in order to control you. (INFORMAL)

PHRASE: V inflects: PHR n

6.

If you pick up the ~, you pay a bill on behalf of a group of people or provide the money that is needed for something. (INFORMAL)

Pollard picked up the ~ for dinner that night...

PHRASE: V inflects

Collins COBUILD.      Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) .