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tap (n):
a light touch or stroke
Related Words: dabpat
tap (n):
the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
Related Words: wire
tap (n):
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
tap (n):
a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
tap (n):
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
tap (n):
a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
tap (n):
the sound made by a gentle blow
Related Words: pat
tap (n):
a gentle blow
Related Words: rapstrike
tap (v):
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
Samples
Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce.
My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Related Words: begsolicit
tap (v):
draw from; make good use of
Samples
we must exploit the resources we are given wisely
Related Word: exploit
tap (v):
strike lightly
Samples
He tapped me on the shoulder
tap (v):
cut a female screw thread with a tap
tap (v):
pierce in order to draw a liquid from
Samples
tap a maple tree for its syrup.
tap a keg of beer
tap (v):
draw (liquor) from a tap
Samples
tap beer in a bar
tap (v):
dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
Samples
Glover tapdances better than anybody
tap (v):
walk with a tapping sound
tap (v):
make light, repeated taps on a surface
Samples
he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
Related Words: knockrap
tap (v):
tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
Samples
The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy.
Is this hotel room bugged?

Related Words: bugwire
tap (v):
draw from or dip into to get something
Samples
tap one's memory.
tap a source of money
tap (v):
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
Samples
tap a cask of wine
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