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Definition for: tap

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English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology

Old English tæppa

Noun

tap (pl. taps )

  1. A device used to dispense liquids.
    "We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the tap ."
  2. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)

Synonyms

  • faucet

Translations

  • Finnish: hana
  • German: Zapfen, Spund, Hahn (1); Gewindeschneider (2)
  • Hungarian: csap
  • Kurdish: zembere f . , henef f . , mislik f . , henefî f . , henîfe f .
  • Norwegian: kran
  • Polish: kran m .
  • Spanish: canilla (f)
  • Turkish: musluk

Etymology

Old English tæppian

Verb

tap

  1. furnish with taps
  2. have something available; to open (a keg) with a tap .
    We have draft beer on tap .
  3. To access a resource or object.
    When he ran out of money, he decided to tap into his trust fund.
  4. To draw off liquid from a vessel
    He tapped a new barrel of beer.
  5. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
    They can't tap the phone without a warrant.
  6. To intercept a communication without authority.
    He was known to tap Cable TV and satellite dishes.
  7. (mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
    Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
  8. ( often considered obscene; sometimes, instead, considered extremely or strongly vulgar )To have sexual intercourse with.
    I would tap that hot girl over there.

Translations

  • German: mit einem Hahn versehen, anzapfen; abzapfen; (Telefonate) abhören, (Ressourcen) erschließen; (Vorräte) anbrechen

Etymology

Middle English tappe

Verb

tap (taps, tapped, tapping)

  1. To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.
    He was so nervous he began to tap his fingers on the table.
  2. To make a sharp noise.
    The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane.

Synonyms

Translations

  • German: klopfen

Icelandic

Noun

tap

  1. loss

Other Translations for "tap"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codetap
Hex74 e1 f0
Pig Latinaptay

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