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  Words related to tap

Related / Similar Words: pat, dab, wiretap, spigot, water faucet, water tap, hydrant, rap, strike, solicit, beg, exploit, tip, tapdance, knock, pink, intercept, bug

 

Definition:
  • 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;
  • 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";
  • draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely";
  • strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder";
  • cut a female screw thread with a tap;
  • pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer";
  • draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar";
  • dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody";
  • walk with a tapping sound;
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently";
  • 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?";
  • draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one''s memory"; "tap a source of money";
  • furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine";

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    Hyponyms: pitter-patter, quest, canvass, canvas, lobby, buttonhole, maximize, maximise, harness, mine, quarry, overexploit, commercialize, milk, percuss

     

    Part Meronyms: barrel, cask

     

    Derivational Morphology: dab, swab, swob, pat, chuck, rap, knock, pink, tip, wiretap, intercept, bug, tapdance, strike, hit, impinge on, run into, collide with, knap, beggary, begging, mendicancy, solicitation, solicitor, canvasser, exploitation, development, tapper, spigot, tapster, tap dancer, knocking, tapping, wiretapper, phone tapper

     

    Anagrams: pat, ATP, apt

     

     
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