English dictionary definition of:

tap


Noun

  • a light touch or stroke
  • the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
  • a plug for a bunghole in a cask
  • a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
  • a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
  • a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
  • the sound made by a gentle blow
  • a gentle blow

Verb

  • make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
  • draw from; make good use of
  • strike lightly
  • cut a female screw thread with a tap
  • pierce in order to draw a liquid from
  • draw (liquor) from a tap
  • dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
  • walk with a tapping sound
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
  • draw from or dip into to get something
  • furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

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Thesaurus

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View spelling list Starter Course: Unit 1: Section 1 and learn about the word tap in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit Starter course: Words with a or i.

View spelling list Starter Course: Unit 1: Section 3 and learn about the word tap in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit Starter course: Words with a or i.

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Scrabble score for tap


Scrabble score = 5

generated at 16:40:38 on 01-07-19

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