Definitions of tap:
  • noun:   a light touch or stroke
  • noun:   a plug for a bunghole in a cask
  • noun:   a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
  • noun:   a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
  • noun:   the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
  • noun:   a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
  • noun:   the sound made by a gentle blow
  • noun:   a gentle blow
  • verb:   make light, repeated taps on a surface
    Example: "He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
  • verb:   draw from or dip into to get something
    Example: "Tap one's memory"
  • verb:   furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
    Example: "Tap a cask of wine"
  • verb:   strike lightly
    Example: "He tapped me on the shoulder"
  • verb:   cut a female screw thread with a tap
  • verb:   pierce in order to draw a liquid from
    Example: "Tap a maple tree for its syrup"
  • verb:   draw (liquor) from a tap
    Example: "Tap beer in a bar"
  • verb:   walk with a tapping sound
  • verb:   tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
    Example: "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"
  • verb:   draw from; make good use of
  • verb:   dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
    Example: "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
  • verb:   make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

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