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  Definition of tap
  1. a light touch or stroke
  2. the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
  3. a plug for a bunghole in a cask
  4. a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
  5. a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
  6. a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
  7. the sound made by a gentle blow
  8. a gentle blow
  9. 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"
  10. draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
  11. strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
  12. cut a female screw thread with a tap
  13. pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
  14. draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
  15. dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
  16. walk with a tapping sound
  17. make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
  18. 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?"
  19. draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one''s memory"; "tap a source of money"
  20. furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
Similar Words: pat, dab, wiretap, spigot, water faucet, water tap, hydrant, rap, strike, solicit, beg, exploit, tip, tapdance, knock, pink, intercept, bug

 

Hyponyms: pitter-patter, quest, canvass, canvas, lobby, buttonhole, maximize, maximise, harness, mine, quarry, overexploit, commercialize, milk, percuss

 

Part Meronyms: barrel, cask

 

Derivational Morphology: dab, swab, swob, pat, chuck, rap, knock, pink, tip, wiretap, intercept, bug, tapdance, strike, hit, impinge on, run into, collide with, knap, beggary, begging, mendicancy, solicitation, solicitor, canvasser, exploitation, development, tapper, spigot, tapster, tap dancer, knocking, tapping, wiretapper, phone tapper

 

Anagrams: pat, ATP, apt

 

 
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