Antonyms
Etymology

1. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] cut a female screw thread with a tap.

Antonyms

  • stop

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Tap

  • entrap
  • unwrap
  • strap
  • scrap
  • recap
  • trappe
  • trapp
  • trap
  • snapp
  • snap
  • slap
  • schnapp
  • krapp
  • klapp
  • giap
  • frap
  • flap
  • crap
  • clapp
  • clap
  • zapp
  • zap
  • yapp
  • yap
  • wrap
  • shapp
  • shap
  • schapp
  • sapp
  • sap

Example sentences of the word tap


1. Verb, base form
If no notification entry is listed, tap the gear icon, and then tap “About."

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place your pup in the water while the tap is still running at a slow to moderate trickle.

3. Adjective
If you cannot boil water, only use tap water that is too hot to touch.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Using a hammer, gently tap the chisel until you hear this restrictor break.

5. Verb, past tense
Simply tap the share icon underneath a tweet and tap Instagram Stories from the list of apps.

Quotes containing the word tap


1. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
- Sophia Loren

2. Humor writing requires a rhythm and timing, as well as some kind of connection to the reader, and I think that's how I tap into it.
- Kristan Higgins

3. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
- Sophia Loren

2. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] strike lightly.

Synonyms

  • tip
  • strike

Antonyms

  • come
  • malfunction
  • begin

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tap

noun. ['ˈtæp'] the sound made by a gentle blow.

Synonyms

  • pitter-patter
  • pat
  • sound

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • uncork
  • achromatic color
  • achromatic

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] draw from; make good use of.

Synonyms

  • commercialize
  • use
  • harness
  • overexploit
  • utilize
  • employ
  • milk
  • maximize
  • mine
  • exploit
  • utilise
  • quarry
  • apply

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] draw from or dip into to get something.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • draw off
  • withdraw

Antonyms

  • implausible
  • inappropriate
  • glycerolize
  • add

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information.

Synonyms

  • wiretap
  • listen in
  • eavesdrop
  • bug

Antonyms

  • shallow
  • invalid
  • incomplete
  • unrighteous

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tap

noun. ['ˈtæp'] a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads.

Antonyms

  • fire

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. tap

noun. ['ˈtæp'] a gentle blow.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • bump
  • blow

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. tap

verb. ['ˈtæp'] walk with a tapping sound.

Antonyms

  • injured

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. tap

noun. ['ˈtæp'] the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.

Synonyms

  • investigating
  • investigation

Antonyms

  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

Etymology

  • tappe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tæppa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • tæppian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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