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Noun
A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled
“I shoved it into the sink, turned on the cold tap, and let icy water wash over the fabric.”
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A quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow
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“Liam was asleep in bed some weeks later when he heard a tap on the window.”
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A sequence of repeated light blows, or the sound created by this
“I listened to the tap of her feet against the wooden floor, and could have sworn that it matched my own heart's beat.”
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A device connected to a telephone for listening secretly to someone's conversations
“We may occasionally stake out your house overnight, and with your permission, we'll place a tap on your communication lines.”
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An general act of touching someone or something
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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A short outlet or inlet pipe projecting from the end or side of a hollow vessel, as a steam-engine cylinder or a steam boiler
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A sound made by or resembling that of a drum
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Minor shock
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A vertical pipe into which water is pumped so that a desired pressure is available at the bottom
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Club, socializing place
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Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
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Verb
To strike with a quick light blow or blows
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“To pollinate tomatoes, tap on the bamboo stakes once in the morning and once at night when you notice the petals of the flower are curved back.”
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To give a quick and light nudge, jab or poke
“He doesn't hear me over the music, so I tap him on the shoulder.”
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To press or push a button
Tap the button to begin recording.”
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To draw or drain (liquid) from a source
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“One lucky customer gets to tap the keg and will get their first glass free of charge.”
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To use, exploit or take advantage of something
“What a treat to be able to tap into his wealth of wisdom and insight.”
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To pierce or make a hole in something, typically to drain liquid or insert a screw
“It required only about 30 minutes to locate, drill and tap, deburr, and then mount the new sight.”
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To advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club
“It was his record in organization and promotion that led State Fair directors to tap him for the post.”
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To connect a device to (a telephone) so that conversation can be listened to secretly
“The devices were intended to tap phone lines used by the various governments, and were reportedly installed at the building's switchboard.”
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Make a repeated light tapping sound
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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Light touch
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To produce a recurrent tapping sound or indicate by such a sound
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To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes
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Tap out
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To kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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To provide incentives for
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To study or check into thoroughly
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To reveal or disclose
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper
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Identify or select
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(of a hole or opening) To unplug
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