Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tap

8 senses of tap

Sense 1
pat, rap, tap -- (the sound made by a gentle blow)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 2
rap, strike, tap -- (a gentle blow)
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 3
water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant -- (a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask)
       => faucet, spigot -- (a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir)
       => plumbing fixture -- (a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building)

Sense 4
tap -- (a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing))
       => plate -- (a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic)

Sense 5
tap -- (a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads)
       => tool -- (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Sense 6
tap, spigot -- (a plug for a bunghole in a cask)
       => plug, stopper, stopple -- (blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly)

Sense 7
wiretap, tap -- (the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information)
       => investigation, investigating -- (the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically)

Sense 8
tap, pat, dab -- (a light touch or stroke)
       => touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tap

12 senses of tap

Sense 1
tap -- (cut a female screw thread with a tap)
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 2
tap -- (draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money")
       => withdraw, draw, take out, draw off -- (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank")

Sense 3
tap, tip -- (strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 4
exploit, tap -- (draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 5
wiretap, tap, intercept, bug -- (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?")
       => listen in, eavesdrop -- (listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations")

Sense 6
tap -- (furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 7
tap, rap, knock, pink -- (make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 8
tap -- (walk with a tapping sound)
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 9
tapdance, tap -- (dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody")
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

Sense 10
tap -- (draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar")
       => draw, take out -- (take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel")

Sense 11
tap -- (pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 12
solicit, beg, tap -- (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")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

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