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Tap

Meanings and phrases

tap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the sound made by a gentle blow; pat; rap
  2. a gentle blow; rap; strike
  3. a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
  4. a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
  5. a plug for a bunghole in a cask; spigot
  6. a light touch or stroke; pat; dab
  7. a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask; water faucet; water tap; hydrant
  8. the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information; wiretap

tap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. cut a female screw thread with a tap
  2. draw from; make good use of; exploit
  3. draw from or dip into to get something
  4. strike lightly; tip
  5. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; wiretap; intercept; bug
  6. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; solicit; beg
  7. furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
  8. make light, repeated taps on a surface; rap; knock; pink
  9. walk with a tapping sound
  10. draw (liquor) from a tap
  11. pierce in order to draw a liquid from
  12. dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; tapdance

on tap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. (of liquids) available by turning a tap
  2. available for immediate use

spinal tap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes; lumbar puncture; spinal puncture

tap dance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet; tap dancing
E.g.
  • She has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap dance.
  • He is widely celebrated as one of America’s premier tap dance artists.
  • As a boy of 5, he began taking tap dance lessons from Jean Lucille in his hometown.

tap dance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. perform a tap dance
E.g.
  • She has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap dance.
  • He is widely celebrated as one of America’s premier tap dance artists.
  • As a boy of 5, he began taking tap dance lessons from Jean Lucille in his hometown.

tap dancer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes; tapper
E.g.
  • Nancy is appearing as a tap dancer in a charity show.
  • By the age of 9 he was already making money with dancing, he was considered a good tap dancer.
  • Ted Louis Levy Ted Louis Levy (born April 25, 1960) is an American tap dancer, singer, choreographer, and director.

tap dancing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet; tap dance
E.g.
  • Harold was known for his tap dancing performances.
  • He also took up tap dancing.
  • He began his performance by tap dancing and inviting more performers onto the stadium.

tap house

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; tavern

tap out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. beat out a rhythm; beat out; thump out

tap water

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. water directly from the spigot
E.g.
  • I guess tap water is O.K., if we can be made to pay for it."
  • Note that clean tap water is not necessarily a sterile liquid.
  • Water from treated and untreated tap water is available in the village.

tap wrench

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread

water tap

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask; water faucet; tap; hydrant
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