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tap

noun (n)

  • the sound made by a gentle blow (noun.event)
    Synonym: pat, rap
    source: wordnet30
  • a gentle blow (noun.event)
    Synonym: rap, strike
    source: wordnet30
  • a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a plug for a bunghole in a cask (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: spigot
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information (noun.act)
    Synonym: wiretap
    source: wordnet30
  • a light touch or stroke (noun.act)
    Synonym: dab, pat
    source: wordnet30
  • A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cut a female screw thread with a tap (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • draw from or dip into to get something (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Tap one's memory.
    Tap a source of money.
    source: wordnet30
  • strike lightly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: tip
    Example:
    He tapped me on the shoulder.
    source: wordnet30
  • draw from; make good use of (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: exploit
    source: wordnet30
  • tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information (verb.perception)
    Synonym: bug, intercept, wiretap
    Example:
    The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy.
    source: wordnet30
  • furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Tap a cask of wine.
    source: wordnet30
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface (verb.perception)
    Synonym: knock, pink, rap
    Example:
    He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently.
    source: wordnet30
  • walk with a tapping sound (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes (verb.motion)
    Synonym: tapdance
    Example:
    Glover tapdances better than anybody.
    source: wordnet30
  • draw (liquor) from a tap (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Tap beer in a bar.
    source: wordnet30
  • pierce in order to draw a liquid from (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Tap a maple tree for its syrup.
    Tap a keg of beer.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently (verb.communication)
    Synonym: beg, solicit
    source: wordnet30
  • To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strike a gentle blow. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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