Definition of tap:
- A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
- A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
- A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.
- A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hence, to draw from ( anything) in any analogous way; as, to tap telegraph wires for the purpose of intercepting information; to tap the treasury.
- Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.
- To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
- To form an internal screw in ( anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut.
- To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, etc.
- To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
- To strike a gentle blow.
- 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.
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- enervate (part of speech: verb)
- snap (part of speech: verb)
- plug (part of speech: verb)
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