Tap - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a gentle blow (syn: rap, strike)
- a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask (syn: hydrant)
- a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
- a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
- a plug for a bunghole in a cask (syn: spigot)
- the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
- a light touch or stroke (syn: dab, pat)
- draw from or dip into to get something
tap a source of money
- tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information (syn: bug, intercept)
- dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
tap a keg of beer
This tap of beer was too bitter.
Sentiment wasn't his tap.
Telephone taps were played on tape recorders in court.
Your shoes want tapping.
He was tapped for an exclusive Senior Society.
Tap water (=water that comes out of a tap) is usually heavily treated with chemicals.
She went into the bathroom and turned on the taps.
I washed my hands under the kitchen tap.
She felt a tap on her shoulder.
There was a tap at the door.
The police had put a tap on his phone line.
He turned as someone tapped him on the shoulder.
I went up and tapped on the window.
Mark tapped his fingers on the tabletop impatiently.
She tapped ash from her cigarette.
present participle: tapping
past tense: tapped
past participle: tapped
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