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Tap

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
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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music, linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage.
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Tap

A device connected to a telephone for listening secretly to someone's conversations
Those taps produced hundreds of hours of recordings
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Jazz

A style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns and, more recently, a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom.
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Tap

An instrument for cutting a threaded hole in a material.
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Jazz

Big band dance music.
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Tap

A taproom.
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Jazz

Animation; enthusiasm.
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Tap

A quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow
There was a sharp tap at the door
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Jazz

Nonsense.
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Tap

Tap dancing
A rhythm much used in tap
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Jazz

Miscellaneous, unspecified things
Brought the food and all the jazz to go with it.
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Tap

A bugle call for lights to be put out in army quarters
The bugler played taps
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Jazz

(Music) To play in a jazz style.
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Tap

Draw liquid through the tap or spout of (a cask, barrel, or other container)
Several barrels had been tapped to celebrate old victories
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Jazz

To utter exaggerations or lies to
Don't jazz me.
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Tap

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
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Jazz

To give great pleasure to; excite
The surprise party jazzed the guest of honor.
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Tap

Connect a device to (a telephone) so that conversation can be listened to secretly
The telephones were tapped by the state security police
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Jazz

To cause to accelerate.
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Tap

Cut a thread in (something) to accept a screw
On most vices, the metal jaws are drilled and tapped to accept screws
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Jazz

To exaggerate or lie.
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Tap

Strike with a quick light blow or blows
One of my staff tapped me on the shoulder
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Jazz

(music genre) A musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
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Tap

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

Energy, excitement, excitability.
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Tap

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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Jazz

The substance or makeup of a thing.
What jazz were you referring to earlier?
What is all this jazz lying around?
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Tap

To strike gently with a light blow or blows
I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention.
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Jazz

Unspecified thing(s).
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Tap

To give a light rap with
Tap a pencil.
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Jazz

(with positive terms) Something of excellent quality, the genuine article.
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Tap

To produce with a succession of light blows
Tap out a rhythm.
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Jazz

Nonsense.
Stop talking jazz.
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Tap

To select, as for membership in an organization; designate.
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Jazz

Semen, jizz.
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Tap

To repair (shoe heels or toes) by applying a thin layer of leather or a substitute material.
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Jazz

To destroy.
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Tap

To attach metal plates to (shoe toes or heels).
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Jazz

To play (jazz music).
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Tap

To deliver a gentle, light blow or blows.
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Jazz

To dance to the tunes of jazz music.
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Tap

To walk making light clicks.
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Jazz

To enliven, brighten up, make more colourful or exciting; excite
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Tap

To tap-dance.
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Jazz

To complicate.
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Tap

To furnish with a spigot or tap.
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Jazz

To have sex for money, to prostitute oneself.
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Tap

To pierce in order to draw off liquid
Tap a maple tree.
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Jazz

(intransitive) To move (around/about) in a lively or frivolous manner; to fool around.
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Tap

To draw (liquid) from a vessel or container
Tap a new keg of beer.
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Jazz

To distract or pester.
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Tap

(Medicine) To withdraw fluid from (a body cavity).
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Jazz

To ejaculate.
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Tap

To make a physical connection with or open outlets from
Tap a water main.
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Jazz

A type of music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles, but generally featuring intricate rhythms, improvisation, prominent solo segments, and great freedom in harmonic idiom played frequently in a polyphonic style, on various instruments including horn, saxophone, piano and percussion, but rarely stringed instruments.
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Tap

To wiretap (a telephone or communications channel).
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Jazz

Empty or insincere or exaggerated talk; as, don't give me any of that jazz.
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Tap

To establish an electric connection in (a power line), as to divert current secretly.
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Jazz

A style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands.
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Tap

To establish access to or a connection with
Tapped a new market for inexpensive books.
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Jazz

Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk;
That's a lot of wind
Don't give me any of that jazz
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Tap

To take advantage of; make use of
Tapped voter anger to win the election.
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Jazz

A genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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Tap

To cut screw threads in (a collar, socket, or other fitting).
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Jazz

A style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
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Tap

(Informal) To ask (a person) for money.
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Jazz

Play something in the style of jazz
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Tap

A gentle blow.
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Jazz

Have sexual intercourse with;
This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
Adam knew Eve
Were you ever intimate with this man?
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Tap

The sound made by such a blow.
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Tap

A thin layer of leather or a substitute applied to a worn-down shoe heel or toe.
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Tap

A metal plate attached to the toe or heel of a shoe, as for tap-dancing.
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Tap

Tap dance.
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Tap

(Linguistics) See flap.
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Tap

A valve and spout used to regulate delivery of a fluid at the end of a pipe.
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Tap

A plug for a bunghole; a spigot.
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Tap

Liquor drawn from a spigot.
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Tap

Liquor of a particular brew, cask, or quality.
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Tap

(Medicine) The removal of fluid from a body cavity
A spinal tap.
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Tap

A tool for cutting an internal screw thread.
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Tap

A makeshift terminal in an electric circuit.
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Tap

A wiretap.
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Tap

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

A device used to dispense liquids.
We don't have bottled water; you'll have to get it from the tap.
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Tap

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

A place where liquor is drawn for drinking.
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Tap

(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.
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Tap

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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Tap

An interception of communication by authority.
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Tap

A device used to listen in secretly on telephone calls.
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Tap

A procedure that removes fluid from a body cavity.
Abdominal tap
Pleural tap
Spinal tap
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Tap

(finance) The situation where a borrowing government authority issues bonds over a period of time, usually at a fixed price, with volumes sold on a particular day dependent on market conditions.
Tap issue; a bond tap
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Tap

A gentle or slight blow; a light rap; a pat.
When Steve felt a tap on his shoulder, he turned around.
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Tap

(dance) tap dance
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Tap

The act of touching a touch screen.
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Tap

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

(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.
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Tap

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

An Indian malarial fever.
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Tap

To furnish with taps.
If we tap the maple trees, we can get maple syrup!
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Tap

To draw off liquid from a vessel.
He tapped a new barrel of beer.
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Tap

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

To exploit.
Businesses are trying to tap the youth market.
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Tap

To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection.
They can't tap the phone without a warrant.
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Tap

To intercept a communication without authority.
He was known to tap cable television.
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Tap

(mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
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Tap

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).
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Tap

(informal) To cadge, borrow or beg.
I tried to tap a cigarette off him, but he wouldn't give me one.
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Tap

To drain off fluid by paracentesis.
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Tap

To advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club.
Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped for special counsel.
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Tap

To strike lightly.
She tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.
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Tap

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.
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Tap

To make a sharp noise.
The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane.
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Tap

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

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

To have sexual intercourse with.
I would tap that hot girl over there.
I'd tap that.
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Tap

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

To force (an opponent) to submit.
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Tap

To put a new sole or heel on.
To tap shoes
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Tap

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.
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Tap

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

To strike a gentle blow.
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Tap

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.
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Tap

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.
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Tap

To draw, or cause to flow, by piercing.
He has been tapping his liquors.
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Tap

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

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.
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Tap

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

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

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.
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Tap

A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn.
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Tap

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

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

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

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.
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Tap

The sound made by a gentle blow
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Tap

A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
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Tap

A gentle blow
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Tap

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

A tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
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Tap

A plug for a bunghole in a cask
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Tap

The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
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Tap

A light touch or stroke
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Tap

Cut a female screw thread with a tap
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Tap

Draw from or dip into to get something;
Tap one's memory
Tap a source of money
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Tap

Strike lightly;
He tapped me on the shoulder
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Tap

Draw from; make good use of;
We must exploit the resources we are given wisely
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Tap

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?
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Tap

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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Tap

Make light, repeated taps on a surface;
He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
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Tap

Walk with a tapping sound
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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
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Tap

Draw (liquor) from a tap;
Tap beer in a bar
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Tap

Pierce in order to draw a liquid from;
Tap a maple tree for its syrup
Tap a keg of beer
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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
Nov 21, 2019

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