Definition of TAP

noun : TAP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads ;

  • 7. (

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

verb : TAP

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cut a female screw thread with a tap ;

  • 2. (

    ) draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money" ;

  • 3. (

    ) strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder" ;

  • 4. (

    ) draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely" ;

  • 5. (

    ) tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine" ;

  • 8. (

    ) walk with a tapping sound ;

  • 9. (

    ) dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody" ;

  • 10. (

    ) draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar" ;

  • 11. (

    ) pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer" ;

  • 12. (

    ) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities" ;


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