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Nap vs. Tap

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Napnoun

A short period of sleep, especially one during the day.

Tapnoun

A tapering cylindrical pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; a spigot.

Napnoun

A soft or fuzzy surface, generally on fabric or leather.

Tapnoun

A device used to dispense liquids.

‘We don't have bottled water; you'll have to get it from the tap.’;

Napnoun

The common direction, on some kinds of fabric, of the hairs making up the pile.

‘If the fabric has a nap, make sure all pieces are cut with the nap going the same direction.’;

Tapnoun

Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor.

‘a liquor of the same tap’;

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Napnoun

(British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips.

Tapnoun

A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.

Napnoun

A card game in which players take tricks; properly Napoleon.

Tapnoun

(mechanics) A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)

‘We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper tap to match the valve's thread.’;

Napnoun

A bid to take five tricks in the card game Napoleon.

Tapnoun

A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.

‘The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill-advised taps along its length.’;

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Napnoun

(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A cup, bowl.

Tapnoun

An interception of communication by authority.

Napverb

To have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day.

Tapnoun

A device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls.

Napverb

(figuratively) To be off one's guard.

‘The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.’;

Tapnoun

A procedure that removes fluid from a body cavity; paracentesis.

‘abdominal tap, pleural tap, spinal tap’;

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Napverb

To form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather).

Tapnoun

A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

‘When Steve felt a tap on his shoulder, he turned around.’;

Napverb

(obsolete) To grab; to nab.

Tapnoun

tap dance

Napverb

(cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive).

Tapnoun

(computing) The act of touching a touch screen.

Napverb

To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.

Tapnoun

A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel; a heeltap.

Napverb

To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping.

‘I took thee napping, unprepared.’;

Tapnoun

(military) 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.

Napverb

To raise, or put, a nap on.

Tapnoun

(phonetics) A consonant sound made by a single muscle contraction, such as the sound [ɾ] in the standard American English pronunciation of body.

Napnoun

A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

Tapnoun

An Indian malarial fever.

Napnoun

Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

Tapverb

To furnish with taps.

‘If we tap the maple trees, we can get maple syrup!’;

Napnoun

The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Tapverb

To draw off liquid from a vessel.

‘He tapped a new barrel of beer.’;

Napnoun

Same as Napoleon, 1, below.

Tapverb

To deplete, especially of a liquid via a tap; to tap out.

Napnoun

a period of time spent sleeping;

‘he felt better after a little sleep’; ‘there wasn't time for a nap’;

Tapverb

To exploit.

‘Businesses are trying to tap the youth market.’;

Napnoun

a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Tapverb

To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection.

‘They can't tap the phone without a warrant.’;

Napnoun

the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave;

‘for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction’;

Tapverb

To intercept a communication without authority.

‘He was known to tap cable television’;

Napnoun

a short sleep (usually not in bed)

Tapverb

(mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.

‘Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.’;

Napnoun

a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Tapverb

To turn or flip a card or playing piece to remind players that it has already been used that turn (by analogy to "tapping," in the sense of drawing on to the point of temporary exhaustion, the resources or abilities represented by the card).

Napverb

take a siesta;

‘She naps everyday after lunch for an hour’;

Tapverb

(informal) To cadge, borrow or beg.

‘I tried to tap a cigarette off him, but he wouldn't give me one.’;

Nap

A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daytime hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours.

Tapverb

To drain off fluid by paracentesis.

Tapverb

To strike lightly.

Tapverb

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.’; ‘She tapped her companion on the back to indicate that she was ready to go.’; ‘Lydia tapped Jim on the shoulder to get his attention.’;

Tapverb

To make a sharp noise.

‘The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane.’;

Tapverb

To operate an electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) by tapping a specific place on its (capacitive or other) touch screen.

Tapverb

To designate for some duty or for membership, as in 'a tap on the shoulder'.

Tapverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

‘I would tap that hot girl over there.’; ‘I'd tap that.’;

Tapverb

(combat sports) To submit to an opponent by tapping one's hand repeatedly.

Tapverb

To force (an opponent) to submit.

Tapverb

To put a new sole or heel on.

‘to tap shoes’;

Tapverb

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.

Tapverb

To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.

Tapverb

To strike a gentle blow.

Tapverb

To pierce so as to let out, or draw off, a fluid; as, to tap a cask, a tree, a tumor, a keg of beer, etc.

Tapverb

Hence, to draw resources from (a reservoir) in any analogous way; as, to tap someone's knowledge of the Unix system; to tap the treasury.

Tapverb

To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.

‘He has been tapping his liquors.’;

Tapverb

To form an internal screw in (anything) by means of a tool called a tap; as, to tap a nut, a pipe, or tubing.

Tapverb

to connect a listening device to (a telephone or telegraph line) secretly, for the purpose of hearing private conversations; also, to obtain or record (information) by tapping; - a technique used by law enforcement agencies investigating suspected criminals. In the United States it is illegal without a court order permitting it.

Tapnoun

A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.

Tapnoun

A piece of leather fastened upon the bottom of a boot or shoe in repairing or renewing the sole or heel.

Tapnoun

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.

Tapnoun

A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.

Tapnoun

A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet.

Tapnoun

Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap.

Tapnoun

A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar.

Tapnoun

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.

Tapnoun

the sound made by a gentle blow

Tapnoun

a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

Tapnoun

a gentle blow

Tapnoun

a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

Tapnoun

a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

Tapnoun

a plug for a bunghole in a cask

Tapnoun

the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

Tapnoun

a light touch or stroke

Tapverb

cut a female screw thread with a tap

Tapverb

draw from or dip into to get something;

‘tap one's memory’; ‘tap a source of money’;

Tapverb

strike lightly;

‘He tapped me on the shoulder’;

Tapverb

draw from; make good use of;

‘we must exploit the resources we are given wisely’;

Tapverb

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?’;

Tapverb

furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it;

‘tap a cask of wine’;

Tapverb

make light, repeated taps on a surface;

‘he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently’;

Tapverb

walk with a tapping sound

Tapverb

dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes;

‘Glover tapdances better than anybody’;

Tapverb

draw (liquor) from a tap;

‘tap beer in a bar’;

Tapverb

pierce in order to draw a liquid from;

‘tap a maple tree for its syrup’; ‘tap a keg of beer’;

Tapverb

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’;

Tapnoun

a device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled

‘she turned the cold tap on’; ‘the air-supply tap’;

Tapnoun

an electrical connection made to some point between the end terminals of a transformer coil or other component.

Tapnoun

a device connected to a telephone for listening secretly to someone's conversations

‘those taps produced hundreds of hours of recordings’;

Tapnoun

an act of listening secretly to someone's telephone conversation.

Tapnoun

an instrument for cutting a threaded hole in a material.

Tapnoun

a taproom.

Tapnoun

a quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow

‘there was a sharp tap at the door’;

Tapnoun

tap dancing

‘a rhythm much used in tap’;

Tapnoun

a piece of metal attached to the toe and heel of a tap dancer's shoe to make a tapping sound.

Tapnoun

a bugle call for lights to be put out in army quarters

‘the bugler played taps’;

Tapnoun

a bugle call sounded at a military funeral.

Tapnoun

(in the Guide movement) a closing song sung at an evening camp fire or at the end of a meeting.

Tapverb

draw liquid through the tap or spout of (a cask, barrel, or other container)

‘several barrels had been tapped to celebrate old victories’;

Tapverb

draw (liquid) from a cask, barrel, or other container

‘in the cellars of the monasteries the butlers were tapping new and old ale’;

Tapverb

draw sap from (a tree) by cutting into it.

Tapverb

exploit or draw a supply from (a resource)

‘clients from industry seeking to tap Edinburgh's resources of expertise’; ‘these magazines have tapped into a target market of consumers’;

Tapverb

obtain money or information from (someone)

‘he considered whom he could tap for information’;

Tapverb

connect a device to (a telephone) so that conversation can be listened to secretly

‘the telephones were tapped by the state security police’;

Tapverb

cut a thread in (something) to accept a screw

‘on most vices, the metal jaws are drilled and tapped to accept screws’;

Tapverb

strike with a quick light blow or blows

‘one of my staff tapped me on the shoulder’;

Tapverb

strike (something) against something else with a quick light blow or blows

‘Gloria was tapping her feet in time to the music’;

Tapverb

produce (a rhythm) with a series of quick light blows on a surface

‘drums that tapped out a rumba beat’;

Tapverb

write or enter (something) using a keyboard or keypad

‘he tapped out a few words on the keyboard’;

Tapverb

approach (a sports player) unlawfully with a view to signing them to another club while they are still under contract with their current one.

Tapverb

designate or select (someone) for a task or honour, especially membership of an organization or committee

‘he had been tapped earlier to serve in Costa Rica’;

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