Definitions for tap

Definitions for (noun) tap

Main entry: dab, tap, pat

Definition: a light touch or stroke

Main entry: tap, wiretap

Definition: the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

Main entry: tap, spigot

Definition: a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Main entry: tap

Definition: a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

Main entry: tap

Definition: a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

Main entry: water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant

Definition: a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

Main entry: pat, rap, tap

Definition: the sound made by a gentle blow

Main entry: strike, tap, rap

Definition: a gentle blow

Definitions for (verb) tap

Main entry: tap, beg, solicit

Definition: make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

Usage: Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce; My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

Main entry: tap, exploit

Definition: draw from; make good use of

Usage: we must exploit the resources we are given wisely

Main entry: tip, tap

Definition: strike lightly

Usage: He tapped me on the shoulder

Main entry: tap

Definition: cut a female screw thread with a tap

Main entry: tap

Definition: pierce in order to draw a liquid from

Usage: tap a maple tree for its syrup; tap a keg of beer

Main entry: tap

Definition: draw (liquor) from a tap

Usage: tap beer in a bar

Main entry: tap, tapdance

Definition: dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes

Usage: Glover tapdances better than anybody

Main entry: tap

Definition: walk with a tapping sound

Main entry: pink, rap, tap, knock

Definition: make light, repeated taps on a surface

Usage: he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

Main entry: wiretap, tap, bug, intercept

Definition: tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

Usage: The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy; Is this hotel room bugged?

Main entry: tap

Definition: draw from or dip into to get something

Usage: tap one's memory; tap a source of money

Main entry: tap

Definition: furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

Usage: tap a cask of wine

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