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Tap Definition

(verb)

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draw from; make good use of

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(verb)

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tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information


Examples

The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy

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(verb)

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


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Glover tapdances better than anybody

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(verb)

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

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(noun)

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a gentle blow

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(noun)

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the sound made by a gentle blow

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(verb)

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make light, repeated taps on a surface


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he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

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(noun)

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a plug for a bunghole in a cask

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(noun)

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a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

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(noun)

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

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(noun)

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a light touch or stroke

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(verb)

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strike lightly


Examples

He tapped me on the shoulder

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(noun)

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

(noun)

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a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

(verb)

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cut a female screw thread with a tap

(verb)

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draw from or dip into to get something


Examples

tap one's memory

tap a source of money

(verb)

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draw (liquor) from a tap


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tap beer in a bar

(verb)

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


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tap a cask of wine

(verb)

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pierce in order to draw a liquid from


Examples

tap a maple tree for its syrup

tap a keg of beer

(verb)

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walk with a tapping sound