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tap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tap

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(noun) the sound made by a gentle blow
Synonyms : pat , rap

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(noun) a gentle blow
Synonyms : rap , strike

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(noun) a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
Synonyms : hydrant , water faucet , water tap

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(noun) a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
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(noun) a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
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(noun) a plug for a bunghole in a cask
Synonyms : spigot

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(noun) the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
Synonyms : wiretap

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(noun) a light touch or stroke
Synonyms : dab , pat

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(verb) cut a female screw thread with a tap
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(verb) draw from or dip into to get something
Example Sentence
  • tap one's memory
  • tap a source of money

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(verb) strike lightly
Synonyms : tip
Example Sentence
  • He tapped me on the shoulder

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(verb) draw from; make good use of
Synonyms : exploit
Example Sentence
  • we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

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(verb) tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
Synonyms : bug , intercept , wiretap
Example Sentence
  • The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy
  • Is this hotel room bugged?

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(verb) furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
Example Sentence
  • tap a cask of wine

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(verb) make light, repeated taps on a surface
Synonyms : knock , pink , rap
Example Sentence
  • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

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(verb) walk with a tapping sound
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(verb) dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
Synonyms : tapdance
Example Sentence
  • Glover tapdances better than anybody

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(verb) draw (liquor) from a tap
Example Sentence
  • tap beer in a bar

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(verb) pierce in order to draw a liquid from
Example Sentence
  • tap a maple tree for its syrup
  • tap a keg of beer

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(verb) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
Synonyms : beg , solicit
Example Sentence
  • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
  • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

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