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Definition of tap:

  1. A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
  2. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
  3. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
  4. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
  5. A signal, by drum or trumpet, for extinguishing all lights in soldiers' quarters and retiring to bed, - usually given about a quarter of an hour after tattoo.
  6. A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges.
  7. Hence, to draw from ( anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
  8. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
  9. To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
  10. To form an internal screw in ( anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.
  11. To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
  12. To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
  13. To strike a gentle blow.
  14. To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently; to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a cane.

Synonyms:

smasher, exploit, belt, in the keg, hook, work, court, splash, splatter, tiptoe, make, solicit, guard, pray, name, romance, pick apart, on hand, bug, fresh from the barrel, tumble, implore, spout, ping, pester, spigot, tippytoe, intercept, tilt, rap music, angle, sounds, knap, pat, knock, beleaguer, topple, criticize, strike hard, fee, tip, strike, choice, appoint, faucet, reinforcement, slant, overwork, tip off, nominate, criticise, wiretap, hit, hip-hop, smash, whang, accost, woo, patch, blow, dab, blame, tapdance, ten-strike, badger, work stoppage, beg, designate, water tap, hydrant, lean, water faucet, free-flowing, pink, rap, tease, available.

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