HyperDic: tap

English > 20 senses of the word tap:
VERBcontacttapcut a female screw thread with a tap
possessiontapdraw from or dip into to get something
contacttap, tipstrike lightly
consumptiontap, exploitdraw from
perceptiontap, wiretap, intercept, bugtap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
possessiontapfurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it
perceptiontap, rap, knock, pinkmake light, repeated taps on a surface
motiontapwalk with a tapping sound
motiontap, tapdancedance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
motiontapdraw (liquor) from a tap
contacttappierce in order to draw a liquid / liquid from
communicationtap, solicit, begmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something
NOUNeventtap, pat, rapthe sound made by a gentle blow
eventtap, rap, strikea gentle blow
artifacttap, water faucet, water tap, hydranta faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
artifacttapa small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
artifacttapa tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
artifacttap, spigota plug for a bunghole in a cask
acttap, wiretapthe act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
acttap, pat, daba light touch or stroke
tap > pronunciation
Soundstae'p
Rhymesbackslap ... zap: 45 rhymes with aep...
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound made by a gentle blow.
Synonymspat, rap
Narrowerpitter-patterA series of rapid tapping sounds
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishgolpecito, palmadita, rap
Catalancopet, rap
Verbstapstrike lightly
tapwalk with a tapping sound
tapmake light, repeated taps on a surface
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA gentle blow.
Synonymsrap, strike
Broaderblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
Spanishgolpecito
Catalancop
Verbstapstrike lightly
tapmake light, repeated taps on a surface
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask.
Synonymswater faucet, water tap, hydrant
Broaderfaucet, spigotA regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid / liquid from a reservoir
plumbing fixtureA fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
Spanishespita
Catalanpitxolí
Nounstapstera tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing).
Categorydancing, dance, terpsichore, saltationTaking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
BroaderplateA sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Verbstapdance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads.
BroadertoolAn implement used in the practice of a vocation
Verbstapcut a female screw thread with a tap
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA plug for a bunghole in a cask.
Synonymspigot
Part ofbarrel, caskA cylindrical container that holds liquids / liquids
Broaderplug, stopper, stoppleBlockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
Spanishespita, grifo, llave de barril, llave de tonel
Catalanaixeta, tap
Nounstapstera tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
Verbstappierce in order to draw a liquid / liquid from
tapdraw (liquor) from a tap
tapfurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.
Synonymwiretap
Broaderinvestigation, investigatingThe work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
Verbstaptap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
English > tap: 20 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA light touch or stroke.
Synonymspat, dab
Broadertouch, touchingThe act of putting two things together with no space between them
Spanishgolpecito, palmadita, toque
Catalancopet
Verbstapstrike lightly
tapmake light, repeated taps on a surface
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcut a female screw thread with a tap.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishroscar
Nounstapa tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
tappera worker who uses a tap to cut screw threads
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningDraw from or dip into to get something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "tap one's memory"
  • "tap a source of money"
Broaderwithdraw, draw, take out, draw offRemove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Spanishechar mano
Catalanintervenir
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningstrike lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"He tapped me on the shoulder"
Synonymtip
Narrowerpercussstrike or tap firmly
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishtocar suavemente
Nounstapa light touch or stroke
tapthe sound made by a gentle blow
tapa gentle blow
tappera person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 4, consumption
MeaningDraw from; make good use of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymexploit
Narrowercommercializeexploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
harnessexploit the power of
maximize, maximisemake the most of
milkexploit as much as possible
mineGet from the earth by excavation
overexploitexploit excessively
quarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Spanishexplotar
Catalanexplotar, intervenir
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningtap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"
Synonymswiretap, intercept, bug
Broaderlisten in, eavesdroplisten without the speaker's knowledge
Spanishinterceptar, intervenir, pinchar
Catalaninterceptar
Nounstapthe act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
tappersomeone who wiretaps a telephone or telegraph wire
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningFurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tap a cask of wine"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Similar totappierce in order to draw a liquid / liquid from
tapDraw (liquor) from a tap
Nounstapa plug for a bunghole in a cask
tappera tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 7, perception
Meaningmake light, repeated taps on a surface.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
Synonymsrap, knock, pink
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishaporrear, golpear, golpetear
Catalanbastonejar, copejar, pegar, tustar
Nounstapa light touch or stroke
tapthe sound made by a gentle blow
tapa gentle blow
tappingthe sound of light blow or knock
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 8, motion
Meaningwalk with a tapping sound.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe children tap to the playground
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Nounstapthe sound made by a gentle blow
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 9, motion
Meaningdance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue tap
Example"Glover tapdances better than anybody"
Synonymtapdance
Broaderdance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
Spanishzapatear
Catalansabatejar
Nounstapa small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
tappera dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 10, motion
MeaningDraw (liquor) from a tap.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"tap beer in a bar"
Broaderdraw, take outtake liquid out of a container or well
Similar totapFurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it
Spanishsacar del grifo
Nounstapa plug for a bunghole in a cask
tappera tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningpierce in order to draw a liquid / liquid from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "tap a maple tree for its syrup"
  • "tap a keg of beer"
Broaderpiercemake a hole into
Similar totapFurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it
Nounstapa plug for a bunghole in a cask
English > tap: 20 senses > verb 12, communication
Meaningmake a solicitation / solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymssolicit, beg
Narrowercanvasssolicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
lobby, buttonholeDetain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of
questseek alms, as for religious purposes
Broaderrequest, ask for, bespeak, call for, questExpress the need or desire for
Spanishpedir, rogar, solicitar, suplicar
Catalanpregar, sol·licitar

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