1. The sound made by a gentle blow (synset 107403587)
  2. A gentle blow (synset 107424621)
  3. A faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask (synset 104566737)
  4. A small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing) (synset 104398363)
  5. A tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads (synset 104398245)
  6. A plug for a bunghole in a cask (synset 104398064)
  7. The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information (synset 100655643)
  8. A light touch or stroke (synset 100126256)
  1. Cut a female screw thread with a tap (synset 201405968)
  2. Draw from or dip into to get something (synset 202317298)
    "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
  3. Strike lightly (synset 201250368)
    "He tapped me on the shoulder"
  4. Draw from;
    Make good use of (synset 201166589)
    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
  5. Tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information (synset 202193294)
    "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
  6. Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it (synset 202365273)
    "tap a cask of wine"
  7. Make light, repeated taps on a surface (synset 202189819)
    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
  8. Walk with a tapping sound (synset 201905014)
  9. Dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes (synset 201899750)
    "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
  10. Draw (liquor) from a tap (synset 201858505)
    "tap beer in a bar"
  11. Pierce in order to draw a liquid from (synset 201616636)
    "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
  12. Make a solicitation or entreaty for something;
    Request urgently or persistently (synset 200784104)
    "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

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