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    tap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tap

    Definition
    (noun) the sound made by a gentle blow
    Synonyms : pat , rap
    Definition
    (noun) a gentle blow
    Synonyms : rap , strike
    Definition
    (noun) a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
    Synonyms : hydrant , water faucet , water tap
    Definition
    (noun) a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing) Definition
    (noun) a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads Definition
    (noun) a plug for a bunghole in a cask
    Synonyms : spigot
    Definition
    (noun) the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
    Synonyms : wiretap
    Definition
    (noun) a light touch or stroke
    Synonyms : dab , pat
    Definition
    (verb) cut a female screw thread with a tap Definition
    (verb) draw from or dip into to get something
    Example Sentence
    • tap one's memory
    • tap a source of money
    Definition
    (verb) strike lightly
    Synonyms : tip
    Example Sentence
    • He tapped me on the shoulder
    Definition
    (verb) draw from; make good use of
    Synonyms : exploit
    Example Sentence
    • we must exploit the resources we are given wisely
    Definition
    (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?
    Definition
    (verb) furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
    Example Sentence
    • tap a cask of wine
    Definition
    (verb) make light, repeated taps on a surface
    Synonyms : knock , pink , rap
    Example Sentence
    • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
    Definition
    (verb) walk with a tapping sound Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) draw (liquor) from a tap
    Example Sentence
    • tap beer in a bar
    Definition
    (verb) pierce in order to draw a liquid from
    Example Sentence
    • tap a maple tree for its syrup
    • tap a keg of beer
    Definition
    (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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