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tap

  
[1]  
      vb   , taps, tapping, tapped  
1    to strike (something) lightly and usually repeatedly  
to tap the table, to tap on the table     
2    tr   to produce by striking in this way  
to tap a rhythm     
3    tr   to strike lightly with (something)  
to tap one's finger on the desk     
4    intr   to walk with a tapping sound  
she tapped across the floor     
5    tr   to attach metal or leather reinforcing pieces to (the toe or heel of a shoe)  
      n  
6    a light blow or knock, or the sound made by it  
7    the metal piece attached to the toe or heel of a shoe used for tap-dancing  
8       short for       tap-dancing  
9      (Phonetics)   the contact made between the tip of the tongue and the alveolar ridge as the tongue is flicked upwards in the execution of a flap or vibrates rapidly in the execution of a trill or roll,   (See also)        taps  
     (C13 tappen, probably from Old French taper, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German tappen to pluck, Swedish dialect täpa to tap)  
  tappable      adj  
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tap   [2]  
      n  
1    a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice,   (U.S. name)    faucet  
2    a stopper to plug a cask or barrel and enable the contents to be drawn out in a controlled flow  
3    a particular quality of alcoholic drink, esp. when contained in casks  
an excellent tap     
4      (Brit)      short for       taproom  
5    the surgical withdrawal of fluid from a bodily cavity  
a spinal tap     
6      (Also called)    screw tap   a tool for cutting female screw threads, consisting of a threaded steel cylinder with longitudinal grooves forming cutting edges  
   Compare       die   2       2  
7      (Electronics)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a connection made at some point between the end terminals of an inductor, resistor, or some other component,   (Usual Brit. name)    tapping  
8      (Stock Exchange)  
a    an issue of a government security released slowly onto the market when its market price reaches a predetermined level  
b    (as modifier)  
tap stock, tap issue     
9    a concealed listening or recording device connected to a telephone or telegraph wire for the purpose of obtaining information secretly  
10    on tap  
a    Informal   ready for immediate use  
b    (of drinks) on draught  
      vb   , taps, tapping, tapped   tr  
11    to furnish with a tap  
12    to draw off with or as if with a tap  
13    to cut into (a tree) and draw off sap from it  
14      (Brit)  
informal   to ask or beg (someone) for money  
he tapped me for a fiver     
15   
a    to connect a tap to (a telephone or telegraph wire)  
b    to listen in secret to (a telephone message, etc.) by means of a tap  
16    to make a connection to (a pipe, drain, etc.)  
17    to cut a female screw thread in (an object or material) by use of a tap  
18    to withdraw (fluid) from (a bodily cavity)  
19    Informal   (of a sports team or an employer) to make an illicit attempt to recruit (a player or employee bound by an existing contract)  
     (Old English tæppa; related to Old Norse tappi tap, Old High German zapfo)  
  tappable      adj  
  tapper      n  

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tap   [3]  
      n  
      vb      a Scot. word for       top   1  

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tap

  
[1]  
1   
      vb   beat, drum, knock, pat, rap, strike, touch  
2   
      n   beat, knock, light blow, pat, rap, touch  

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tap   [2]  
      n  
1    faucet     (U.S.)   spigot, spout, stopcock, valve  
2    bung, plug, spile, stopper  
3    bug     (informal)   listening device  
4    on tap:     
a      (informal)   at hand, available, in reserve, on hand, ready  
b    on draught  
      vb  
5    bleed, broach, drain, draw off, open, pierce, siphon off, unplug  
6    draw on, exploit, make use of, milk, mine, put to use, turn to account, use, utilize  
7    bug     (informal)   eavesdrop on, listen in on  

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Consulter aussi:

doolally tap, mixer tap, on tap, screw tap

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n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.

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