tap


tap
tap
tap1 [tap]
vt.
tapped, tapping [ME tappen < OFr taper, prob. of echoic orig.]
1. to strike lightly and rapidly
2. to strike something lightly, and often repeatedly, with
3. to make or do by tapping [to tap a message with the fingers ]
4. to choose or designate, as for membership in a club
5. to repair (a shoe) by adding a thickness of leather, etc. to the heel or sole
vi.
1. to strike a light, rapid blow or a series of such blows
2. to perform a tap dance
3. to move with a tapping sound
n.
1. a light, rapid blow, or the sound made by it
2. the leather, etc. added in tapping a shoe
3.
a) a small, metal plate attached to the heel or toe of a shoe, as for tap-dancing
b) the act or skill of tap-dancing
tapper
n.
tap2 [tap]
n.
[ME tappe < OE tæppa, akin to Ice tappi < IE * dāp- < base * da-, to divide > TIDE1]
1. a device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
2. a plug, cork, etc. for stopping a hole in a container holding a liquid
3. liquor of a certain kind or quality, as drawn from a certain tap
4. short for TAPROOM
5. the act or an instance of draining liquid, as from a body cavity
6. a tool used to cut threads inside a nut, pipe, etc.
7. the act or an instance of wiretapping
8. Elec. a place in a circuit where a connection can be made
vt.
tapped, tapping [ME tappen < OE tæppian < the n.]
1. to put a tap or spigot on
2. to make a hole in for drawing off liquid [to tap a sugar maple]
3. to pull out the tap or plug from
4. to draw (liquid) from a container, cavity, etc.
5. to draw upon; make use of [to tap new resources]
6.
a) to make a connection with (a water main, electrical circuit, etc.)
b) to make a secret connection with (a telephone line) in order to overhear or record private conversations
7. to cut threads on the inner surface of (a nut, pipe, etc.)
8. Slang to borrow or get money from
vi.
to use, draw upon, make a connection with, etc.: with into
——————
on tap
1. in a tapped or open cask (of liquor) and ready to be drawn; on draft
2. Informal ready for consideration or action
tapper
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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