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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 fabric.”
Noun
A quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow
“I listened to the tap of her feet against the wooden floor, and could have sworn that it matched my own heart's beat.”
Noun
A device connected to a telephone for listening secretly to someone's conversations
“Is that because it would have revealed a tap on his phone, a tap on his cell phone and the GPS locator?”
Noun
Noun
“Jack was startled by a tap on the shoulder.”
Verb
Strike with a quick light blow or blows
“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.”
Verb
Pierce to drain
“The city was able to tap into water from the nearby man-made Big Bear Lake to create its orange orchards.”
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“The devices were intended to tap phone lines used by the various governments, and were reportedly installed at the building's switchboard.”
Verb
“The early closing time of pubs meant that carousers were forced to gather at dusk in private homes, where the host would tap a barrel.”
Verb
“The deep Israeli wells in the Jordan Valley have good water quality since they tap the Lower Cenomanian aquifer system.”
Verb
“Dad leant forward and tapped me on the knee.”
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