tap




tap - noun

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

  • tap - verb

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

    tap - thesaurus

    beg   bug   dab   exploit   hydrant   intercept   knock   pat   pink   rap   solicit   spigot   strike   tapdance   tip   wiretap  


    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

    t is 1 a is 1 p is 3
    Scrabble score = 5

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