The sound made by a gentle blow.
A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask.
Dutch: kraan, tapkraan
A small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing).
A tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads.
A plug for a bunghole in a cask.
The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.
A light touch or stroke.
Dutch: mep, pats, pets, tik, tikje
Cut a female screw thread with a tap.
Draw from or dip into to get something.
— He tapped me on the shoulder.
Dutch: aantikken, tikken
Draw from; make good use of.
Dutch: exploiteren, uitbaten
Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information:
— The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy.
Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it.
Make light, repeated taps on a surface:
— He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently.
Walk with a tapping sound.
Dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes:
— Glover tapdances better than anybody.
Dutch: tapdansen, tappen
Draw (liquor) from a tap.
Pierce in order to draw a liquid from.
Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.
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