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tap

 
Noun tap has 8 senses
  1. pat, rap, tap - the sound made by a gentle blow
    --1 is a kind of sound
    --1 has particulars: pitter-patter
    Derived forms: verb tap8, verb tap7, verb tap3
  2. water faucet, water tap, tap, spigot, hydrant - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
    --2 is a kind of faucet; plumbing fixture
  3. rap, strike, tap - a gentle blow
    --3 is a kind of bump, blow
    Derived forms: verb tap7, verb tap3
  4. tap - a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
    --4 is a kind of
    plate
    Derived form: verb tap9
  5. tap - a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
    --5 is a kind of
    tool
    Derived form: verb tap1
  6. tap, spigot - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
    --6 is a kind of plug, stopper, stopple
    --6 is a part of barrel, cask
    Derived forms: verb tap11, verb tap10, verb tap6
  7. wiretap, tap - the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
    --7 is a kind of investigation, investigating
    Derived form: verb tap5
  8. tap, pat, dab - a light touch or stroke
    --8 is a kind of touch, touching
    Derived forms: verb tap7, verb tap3
Verb tap has 12 senses
  1. tap - cut a female screw thread with a tap
    --1 is one way to
    cut
    Derived forms: noun tap5, noun tapper3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. tap - draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
    --2 is one way to
    withdraw, draw, take out, draw off
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. tap, tip - strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
    --3 is one way to strike
    Derived forms: noun tap1, noun tap8, noun tap3, noun tapper2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
    --4 is one way to use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug - tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
    --5 is one way to listen in, eavesdrop
    Derived forms: noun tap7, noun tapper4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. tap - furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
    --6 is one way to
    supply, provide, render, furnish
    Derived forms: noun tap6, noun tapper1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. tap, rap, knock, pink - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    --7 is one way to sound, go
    Derived forms: noun tap3, noun tap8, noun tap1, noun tapping1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  8. tap - walk with a tapping sound
    --8 is one way to
    walk
    Derived form: noun tap1
    Sample sentence:
    The children tap to the playground
  9. tapdance, tap - dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
    --9 is one way to dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    Derived forms: noun tap4, noun tapper5
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue tap
  10. tap - draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
    --10 is one way to
    draw, take out
    Derived forms: noun tap6, noun tapper1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. tap - pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
    --11 is one way to
    pierce
    Derived form: noun tap6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. solicit, beg, tap - make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
    --12 is one way to request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
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