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tap

noun

1 tap

The sound made by a gentle blow.

synonyms: pat, rap.

Roget 295: egress, exit, issue; emersion, emergence; outbreak, outburst; eruption, proruption; emanation; egression; evacuation; exudation, transudation; ... show more

Roget 260: hole, foramen; puncture, perforation; fontanel; transforation; pinhole, keyhole, loophole, porthole, peephole, mousehole, pigeonhole; eye of a needle; ... show more

Dutch: pat



2 tap

A gentle blow.

synonyms: rap, strike.

3 tap

A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask.

synonyms: hydrant, water faucet, water tap.

Dutch: kraan, tapkraan
Polish: kran

4 tap

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

5 tap

A tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads.

6 tap

A plug for a bunghole in a cask.

synonym: spigot.

Roget 263: stopper, stopple; plug, cork, bung, spike, spill, stopcock, tap; rammer; ram, ramrod; piston; ... show more

7 tap

The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.

synonym: wiretap.

8 tap

A light touch or stroke.

synonyms: dab, pat.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Dutch: mep, pats, pets, tik, tikje
Polish: klepnięcie

verb

1 tap

Cut a female screw thread with a tap.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

2 tap

Draw from or dip into to get something.

3 tap

Strike lightly:
— He tapped me on the shoulder.

synonym: tip.

Dutch: aantikken, tikken

4 tap

Draw from; make good use of.

synonym: exploit.

Dutch: exploiteren, uitbaten

5 tap

Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information:
— The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy.

synonyms: bug, intercept, wiretap.

6 tap

Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it.

7 tap

Make light, repeated taps on a surface:
— He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently.

synonyms: knock, pink, rap.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

Roget 260: open, ope, gape, yawn, bilge; fly open.    perforate, pierce, empierce, tap, bore, drill; mine etc. ... show more

Dutch: hameren

8 tap

Walk with a tapping sound.

9 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.

synonym: tapdance.

Dutch: tapdansen, tappen

10 tap

Draw (liquor) from a tap.

11 tap

Pierce in order to draw a liquid from.

12 tap

Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.

synonyms: beg, solicit.


Moby thesaurus: Gramophone, PA, PA system, Victrola, abridge, adjutage, air hole, appoint, armhole, at hand, attend, attend to, audio sound system, audiophile, auger, auscultate, available, avenue, ball cock, ball valve ... show more.

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