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Overview of noun taps

The noun taps has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. taps, lights-out

((military) signal to turn the lights out)


Overview of noun tap

The noun tap has 8 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) pat, rap, tap

(the sound made by a gentle blow)

2. rap, strike, tap

(a gentle blow)

3. water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant

(a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask)

4. tap

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

5. tap

(a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads)

6. tap, spigot

(a plug for a bunghole in a cask)

7. wiretap, tap

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

8. tap, pat, dab

(a light touch or stroke)


Overview of verb tap

The verb tap has 12 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (6) tap

(cut a female screw thread with a tap)

2. (3) tap

(draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money")

3. (3) tap, tip

(strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder")

4. (3) exploit, tap

(draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely")

5. (1) 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?")

6. tap

(furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine")

7. tap, rap, knock, pink

(make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently")

8. tap

(walk with a tapping sound)

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")

10. tap

(draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar")

11. tap

(pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer")

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")

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