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tap 1

 (tăp)
v. tapped, tap·ping, taps
v.tr.
1. To strike gently with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention.
2. To give a light rap with: tap a pencil.
3. To produce with a succession of light blows: tap out a rhythm.
4. To select, as for membership in an organization; designate. See Synonyms at appoint.
5.
a. To repair (shoe heels or toes) by applying a thin layer of leather or a substitute material.
b. To attach metal plates to (shoe toes or heels).
v.intr.
1. To deliver a gentle, light blow or blows.
2. To walk making light clicks.
3. To tap-dance.
n.
1.
a. A gentle blow.
b. The sound made by such a blow.
2.
a. A thin layer of leather or a substitute applied to a worn-down shoe heel or toe.
b. A metal plate attached to the toe or heel of a shoe, as for tap-dancing.
c. Tap dance.
3. Linguistics See flap.

[Middle English tappen, from Old French taper, of imitative origin.]

tap 2

 (tăp)
n.
1. A valve and spout used to regulate delivery of a fluid at the end of a pipe.
2. A plug for a bunghole; a spigot.
3.
a. Liquor drawn from a spigot.
b. Liquor of a particular brew, cask, or quality.
4. Medicine The removal of fluid from a body cavity: a spinal tap.
5. A tool for cutting an internal screw thread.
6. A makeshift terminal in an electric circuit.
7. A wiretap.
tr.v. tapped, tap·ping, taps
1. To furnish with a spigot or tap.
2. To pierce in order to draw off liquid: tap a maple tree.
3. To draw (liquid) from a vessel or container: tap a new keg of beer.
4. Medicine To withdraw fluid from (a body cavity).
5. To make a physical connection with or open outlets from: tap a water main.
6.
a. To wiretap (a telephone or communications channel).
b. To establish an electric connection in (a power line), as to divert current secretly.
7. To establish access to or a connection with: tapped a new market for inexpensive books.
8. To take advantage of; make use of: tapped voter anger to win the election.
9. To cut screw threads in (a collar, socket, or other fitting).
10. Informal To ask (a person) for money.
Phrasal Verb:
tap into
1. To establish a connection with; have access to: tapped into a new market for their products.
2. To take advantage of: tapped into their enthusiasm to improve the school.
Idiom:
on tap
1. Ready to be drawn; in a tapped cask: beer on tap.
2. Available for immediate use; ready: extra personnel on tap.

[Middle English tappe, from Old English tæppa, tapered peg used as a stopper; akin to German Zapfen, pine cone, stopper, and perhaps also to Sanskrit stabakaḥ, bouquet, bunch (perhaps originally referring to a bunch of grass that could be used as a stopper ).]

tap

(tæp)
vb, taps, tapping or 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. (Clothing & Fashion) (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. (Clothing & Fashion) the metal piece attached to the toe or heel of a shoe used for tap-dancing
8. (Dancing) short for tap-dancing. See tap-dancing
9. (Phonetics & Phonology) 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
[C13 tappen, probably from Old French taper, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German tappen to pluck, Swedish dialect täpa to tap]
ˈtappable adj

tap

(tæp)
n
1. a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice. US and Canadian name: faucet
2. a stopper to plug a cask or barrel and enable the contents to be drawn out in a controlled flow
3. (Brewing) a particular quality of alcoholic drink, esp when contained in casks: an excellent tap.
4. Brit short for taproom
5. (Surgery) the surgical withdrawal of fluid from a bodily cavity: a spinal tap.
6. (Tools) Also called: screw tap a tool for cutting female screw threads, consisting of a threaded steel cylinder with longitudinal grooves forming cutting edges. Compare die22
7. (Electronics) electronics chiefly US 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) 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. (Telecommunications) a concealed listening or recording device connected to a telephone or telegraph wire for the purpose of obtaining information secretly
10. informal ready for immediate use
11. (Brewing) (of drinks) on draught
vb (tr) , taps, tapping or tapped
12. to furnish with a tap
13. to draw off with or as if with a tap
14. (Forestry) to cut into (a tree) and draw off sap from it
15. informal Brit to ask or beg (someone) for money: he tapped me for a fiver.
16. (Telecommunications)
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
17. (Building) to make a connection to (a pipe, drain, etc)
18. (Mechanical Engineering) to cut a female screw thread in (an object or material) by use of a tap
19. (Surgery) to withdraw (fluid) from (a bodily cavity)
20. (General Sporting Terms) 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]
ˈtappable adj

tap

(tæp)
n, vb
a Scot word for top1

tap1

(tæp)

v. tapped, tap•ping,
n. v.t.
1. to strike with a light but audible blow.
2. to make, put, etc., by tapping: to tap a nail into a wall.
3. to strike (the fingers, a foot, a pencil, etc.) upon or against something, esp. with repeated light blows.
4. to add a metal or leather piece to the sole or heel of (a boot or shoe).
v.i.
5. to strike lightly but audibly.
6. to strike light blows.
7. to tap-dance.
n.
8. a light but audible blow.
9. the sound made by this.
10. a piece of metal attached to the toe or heel of a shoe.
11. a thickness of leather added to the sole or heel of a boot or shoe, as in repairing.
[1175–1225; Middle English tappen, alter. of early Middle English teppen, probably imitative]
tap′per, n.

tap2

(tæp)

n., v. tapped, tap•ping. n.
1. a cylindrical plug or stopper for closing an opening through which liquid is drawn, as in a cask; spigot.
2. a faucet or cock.
3. the liquor drawn through a particular tap.
4. a connection made at an intermediate point on an electrical circuit or device.
5. an act or instance of wiretapping.
6. the surgical withdrawal of fluid: spinal tap.
7. a tool for cutting screw threads into the cylindrical surface of a round opening.
8. a hole made in tapping, as one in a pipe to furnish connection for a branch pipe.
v.t.
9. to draw liquid from (a vessel or container).
10. to draw off (liquid), as by removing a tap or piercing a container.
11. to draw the tap from or pierce (a cask or other container).
12. to draw upon; begin to use: to tap one's resources.
13. to connect into secretly so as to receive what is being transmitted: to tap a telephone.
14. to furnish (a cask, pipe, etc.) with a tap.
15. to cut a screw thread into the surface of (an opening).
16. to open outlets from (power lines, highways, pipes, etc.).
17. tap off, to remove (liquid, molten metal, etc.) from a keg, furnace, or the like.
Idioms:
on tap,
a. ready to be drawn and served, as liquor from a cask.
b. furnished with a tap or cock, as a barrel of liquor.
c. ready for immediate use; available.
[before 1050; (n.) Middle English tappe, Old English tæppa, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German tap, Old High German zapho, Old Norse tappi; (v.) Middle English tappen, Old English tæppian]
tap′pa•ble, adj.
tap′per, n.

tap

  • faucet - Probably comes from French fausset, meaning "bore, tap."
  • tattoo - In the military sense—of a signal summoning soldiers to their quarters at night—it was originally written tap-too, from a Dutch word taptoe, meaning "close the tap" (of a cask), which was told to soldiers when they were expected to return to their quarters.
  • tick, tickle - Tick, as in "sound of a clock," "mark of correctness," originally meant "light touch, tap," and its modern senses are recent developments; tickle is probably a derivative of this version of tick.
  • tit for tat - Probably borrowed from Dutch tip for tap, "blow for blow."

tap


Past participle: tapped
Gerund: tapping

Imperative
tap
tap
Present
I tap
you tap
he/she/it taps
we tap
you tap
they tap
Preterite
I tapped
you tapped
he/she/it tapped
we tapped
you tapped
they tapped
Present Continuous
I am tapping
you are tapping
he/she/it is tapping
we are tapping
you are tapping
they are tapping
Present Perfect
I have tapped
you have tapped
he/she/it has tapped
we have tapped
you have tapped
they have tapped
Past Continuous
I was tapping
you were tapping
he/she/it was tapping
we were tapping
you were tapping
they were tapping
Past Perfect
I had tapped
you had tapped
he/she/it had tapped
we had tapped
you had tapped
they had tapped
Future
I will tap
you will tap
he/she/it will tap
we will tap
you will tap
they will tap
Future Perfect
I will have tapped
you will have tapped
he/she/it will have tapped
we will have tapped
you will have tapped
they will have tapped
Future Continuous
I will be tapping
you will be tapping
he/she/it will be tapping
we will be tapping
you will be tapping
they will be tapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tapping
you have been tapping
he/she/it has been tapping
we have been tapping
you have been tapping
they have been tapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tapping
you will have been tapping
he/she/it will have been tapping
we will have been tapping
you will have been tapping
they will have been tapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tapping
you had been tapping
he/she/it had been tapping
we had been tapping
you had been tapping
they had been tapping
Conditional
I would tap
you would tap
he/she/it would tap
we would tap
you would tap
they would tap
Past Conditional
I would have tapped
you would have tapped
he/she/it would have tapped
we would have tapped
you would have tapped
they would have tapped

tap

1. faucet
2. A method of withdrawing fluid from the body, as in a spinal tap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tap - the sound made by a gentle blowtap - the sound made by a gentle blow  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
pitter-patter - a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
2.tap - a gentle blowtap - a gentle blow        
blow, bump - an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
3.tap - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or casktap - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
4.tap - a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
5.tap - a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
6.tap - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
7.tap - the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
8.tap - a light touch or stroke
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
Verb1.tap - cut a female screw thread with a tap
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.tap - draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
3.tap - strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
percuss - strike or tap firmly; "the doctor percussed his chest and back"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
4.tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
maximise, maximize - make the most of; "He maximized his role"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
harness - exploit the power of; "harness natural forces and resources"
mine - get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"
quarry - extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"
overexploit - exploit excessively; "We should not overexploit our natural resources"
commercialize - exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality; "The hotel owners are commercializing the beaches"
milk - exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth"
5.tap - 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?"
eavesdrop, listen in - listen without the speaker's knowledge; "the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"
6.tap - furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
tap - pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
tap - draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
7.tap - make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
8.tap - walk with a tapping sound
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
9.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"
trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, dance - move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"
10.tap - draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
draw, take out - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
tap - furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
11.tap - pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
pierce - make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh"
tap - furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
12.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"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
quest - seek alms, as for religious purposes
canvas, canvass - solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
buttonhole, lobby - detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

tap

1
verb
1. knock, strike, pat, rap, beat, touch, drum Tap the egg lightly with a teaspoon.
noun
1. knock, pat, rap, beat, touch, drumming, light blow A tap on the door interrupted him.

tap

2
noun
1. valve, spout, faucet (U.S.), spigot, stopcock She turned on the taps.
2. bug (informal), listening device, wiretap, bugging device, hidden microphone Ministers are not subject to phone taps.
verb
1. listen in on, monitor, bug (informal), spy on, eavesdrop on, wiretap laws allowing the police to tap telephones
2. use, draw on, make use of, mine, milk, exploit, utilize, put to use, turn to account She tapped her own experiences for her novels.
on tap
3. (Informal) available, ready, standing by, to hand, on hand, at hand, in reserve He's already got surveyors on tap to measure for the road.
4. on draught, cask-conditioned, from barrels, not bottled or canned They only have one beer on tap, Canada's Albino Rhino.

tap 1

verb
1. To make a noise by striking:
2. To select for an office or position:
noun
The sound made by a light blow:

tap 2

verb
1. To remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process:
2. To monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit:
Translations
حَنَفِيَّةصُنْبور، حَنَفِيَّهنَقْرَهيَبْدأ باسْتِعْماليَنْقُر على الباب
kohoutekodposlouchávattěžitťukáníťukat
hanelet bankenlet slagudnytteaflytte
krano
haaroitushanahyväkseenkäyttääkierteitystappi
slavina
bankbankahagnÿtahlera símakrani
軽くたたくこと
가볍게 두드리기
ierīkot noklausīšanās aparātukrānssākt izmantotviegli pieklauvēt/uzsistviegls klauvējiens/piesitiens
ťukanieťukaťvyťažiťzaťukaniezaťukať
pipapotrepljatipotrkatitrepljanjetrkanje
kran
ก๊อก
vòi

tap

1 [tæp]
A. N
1. (Brit) (= water tap) → grifo m, canilla f (S. Cone); (= gas tap) → llave f
cold/hot water tapgrifo m de agua fría/caliente
you've left the tap runninghas dejado el grifo abierto
to turn the tap on/offabrir/cerrar el grifo
2. (= stopper) [of barrel] → espita f, canilla f
on tap: beer on tapcerveza f de barril
to have sth on tapdisponer de algo
he seems to have unlimited money on tapparece disponer de un caudal de dinero ilimitado
3. (Telec) → micrófono m
to put a tap on sb's phoneintervenir or pinchar el teléfono de algn
4. (Med) → punción f
spinal tappunción f lumbar
B. VT
1. (= use) [+ resource, situation] → explotar
to tap sb for informationtratar de (son)sacar información a algn
he tried to tap me for £5intentó sonsacarme cinco libras
2. [+ barrel] → espitar
3. (Telec) [+ telephone] → intervenir, pinchar; [+ conversation] → interceptar
my phone is tappedmi teléfono está intervenido or pinchado
4. (= cut into) [+ tree] → sangrar
to tap the rubber from a treesangrar un árbol para extraer el caucho
5. (Elec) [+ electricity, current] → derivar; [+ wire] → hacer una derivación en
6. (Med) [+ spine] → hacer una punción en
C. VI
see tap into
D. CPD tap water Nagua f corriente, agua f del grifo (Sp)

tap

2 [tæp]
A. N
1. (= knock) (on door) → toque m; (on back, shoulder) → golpecito m, toque m
I felt a tap on my shouldersentí un golpecito or toque en el hombro
there was a tap at or on the doorllamaron or tocaron suavemente a la puerta
I gave him a gentle tap on the backle di un golpecito en la espalda
2. (also tap dancing) → claqué m
3. (on dancing shoe) → lámina f de metal, tapa f de metal
B. VT (= hit lightly) [+ table, surface] → golpear suavemente; [+ typewriter keys] → pulsar
he was tapping his fingers on the steering wheelestaba repiqueteando or tamborileando sobre el volante con los dedos
to tap one's foot (impatiently) → taconear (impacientemente)
they were tapping their feet in time to the musicseguían el compás de la música con el pie
to tap sb on the back/shoulderdar un golpecito or toque a algn en la espalda/el hombro
she tapped a rhythm on the tablegolpeó la mesa marcando un ritmo, repiqueteó un ritmo en la mesa
C. VIdar golpecitos
please, stop tapping!¡haz el favor de dejar de dar golpecitos!
she tapped at the doorllamó suavemente a la puerta
she tapped at the windowdio unos golpecitos en la ventana
he was tapping away at his word processorestaba (tecleando) dale que te pego en su procesador de textos
I could hear sth tapping on the windowoía que algo daba golpecitos en la ventana
D. CPD tap dance Nclaqué m
see also tap-dance tap dancer Nbailarín/ina m/f de claqué
tap dancing Nclaqué m
tap in VT + ADV
1. (on computer) [+ number, code] → teclear
2. to tap in a nailhacer que entre un clavo golpeándolo suavemente
tap into VI + PREP to tap into a computeracceder ilegalmente a un ordenador (Sp) or (LAm) una computadora
they are trying to tap into the youth marketestán intentando introducirse en el mercado juvenil
to tap into sb's ideasaprovechar las ideas de algn
to tap into one's potentialaprovechar al máximo su capacidad
tap out VT + ADV
1. to tap out a message in morseenviar un mensaje en Morse
2. to tap out one's pipevaciar la pipa golpeándola suavemente

tap

[ˈtæp]
n
(mainly British) (on sink, gas bottle)robinet m; (on barrel)robinet m
a gas tap → un robinet de gaz
to leave the tap running → laisser couler le robinet
on tap [beer] → à la pression
to have sth on tap [+ beer] → avoir qch à la pression (fig) [resources, information] → avoir qch à sa disposition
(= gentle blow) → tape f
She gave him a little tap on the arm → Elle lui donna une petite tape sur le bras.
A tap on the door interrupted him → Un coup à la porte l'interrompit.
(= listening device) → micro f
to put a tap on sb's phone → mettre le téléphone de qn sur écoute phone tap
vt
(= hit lightly) [+ table, window, egg, person] → taper
I tapped him on the shoulder → Je lui ai tapé sur l'épaule.
[+ fingers, feet] → taper de
to tap one's fingers on the table → taper des doigts sur la table
to tap one's feet → taper du pied
(= make use of) [+ resources, energy, situation] → exploiter
[+ telephone] → mettre sur écoute

tap

:
tap dance
nStepptanz m
tap-dance
visteppen
tap-dancer
nStepptänzer(in) m(f), → Stepper(in) m(f)
tap-dancing
nSteppen nt

tap

:
taproom
nSchankstube f, → Schenke f, → Schänke f
taproot
n (Bot) → Pfahlwurzel f

tap

1
n
(esp Brit) → Hahn m; the hot/cold tapder Kaltwasser-/Heißwasserhahn; don’t leave the taps runninglass das Wasser nicht laufen!, dreh die Hähne zu!; on tap (lit, beer etc) → vom Fass; (fig)zur Hand; he has plenty of ideas on taper hat immer Ideen auf Lager (inf)
(of phones)Abhören nt, → Abhöraktion f
vt
treeanzapfen; to tap a pine for resineiner Kiefer (dat)Harz abzapfen
(fig) resources, marketerschließen; to tap an electric currenteine Stromleitung anzapfen; to tap telephone wiresTelefonleitungen anzapfen; the wires are tapped heredie Leitung hier wird abgehört; to tap somebody for money/a loan (inf)jdn anzapfen (inf), → jdn anpumpen (inf); he tried to tap me for informationer wollte mich aushorchen

tap

2
n
(= light knock)Klopfen nt
(= light touch)Klaps m, → leichter Schlag; to give somebody a tap on the shoulderjdn or jdm auf die Schulter klopfen
taps sing or pl (Mil) → Zapfenstreich m
vtklopfen; he tapped me on the shoulderer klopfte mir auf die Schulter; to tap in a naileinen Nagel einschlagen; he tapped his foot impatientlyer klopfte ungeduldig mit dem Fuß auf den Boden; he tapped his fingers impatiently on the tableer trommelte ungeduldig (mit den Fingern) auf den Tisch
viklopfen; to tap on or at the doorsachte an die Tür klopfen or pochen (geh), → leise anklopfen; she sat tapping away at the typewritersie klapperte auf der Schreibmaschine herum; he tapped with his fingers on the tableer trommelte (mit den Fingern) auf den Tisch

tap

1 [tæp]
1. n (Brit) (on sink) → rubinetto
on tap (beer) → alla spina (fig) (resources) → a disposizione
2. vt (barrel) → spillare; (telephone) → mettere sotto controllo; (telephone conversation) → intercettare; (resources) → sfruttare, utilizzare

tap

2 [tæp]
1. n (gentle blow) → colpetto
there was a tap on the door → hanno bussato leggermente alla porta
2. vt (pat, knock) → picchiare leggermente su, dare un colpetto a
I tapped him on the shoulder → gli ho dato un colpetto sulla spalla
to tap one's foot (impatiently) → battere il piede (in time to music) → segnare il tempo con il piede
to tap out a message in Morse → trasmettere un messaggio in Morse
3. vi (knock) → bussare; (rain) → picchiettare

tap1

(tӕp) noun
a quick touch or light knock or blow. I heard a tap at the door.
verbpast tense, past participle tapped
(often with at, ~on or with) to give a light knock (on or with something). He tapped at/on the window.
ˈtap-dancing noun
a type of dancing performed with special shoes that make a tapping noise.
ˈtap-dancer noun

tap2

(tӕp) noun
(American ˈfaucet) any of several types of device (usually with a handle and valve that can be shut or opened) for controlling the flow of liquid or gas from a pipe, barrel etc. Turn the tap off/on!
verbpast tense, past participle tapped
1. to start using (a source, supply etc). The country has many rich resources that have not been tapped.
2. to attach a device to (someone's telephone wires) in order to be able to listen to his telephone conversations. My phone was being tapped.

tap

حَنَفِيَّة kohoutek hane Wasserhahn βρύση grifo naputus robinet slavina rubinetto 軽くたたくこと 가볍게 두드리기 kraan tappekran kurek torneira стук kran ก๊อก hafif vuruş vòi 龙头

tap

n. punción, perforación; acto de perforar un tejido con un instrumento afilado;
bloody ______ lumbar hemática;
spinal ______ lumbar;
v. tocar ligeramente; punzar, perforar, hacer una punción;
___ wateragua corriente.

tap

n (puncture) punción f; spinal — punción lumbar; vt (pret & pp tapped; ger tapping) realizar una punción
References in classic literature ?
Her empty bed, her idle ball, Will never see her more; No gentle tap, no loving purr Is heard at the parlor door.
Sympathetically set forth it would tap many strange, beautiful qualities in obscure men.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
At first no one could guess how the fire had been caused, but at last a man said he saw Dick Towler go into the stable with a pipe in his mouth, and when he came out he had not one, and went to the tap for another.
As they were sitting down, a light tap sounded at the door, and Ruth entered.
Old times crowded fast back on me as I watched her bustling about-- setting out the tea-tray with her best china, cutting bread and butter, toasting a tea-cake, and, between whiles, giving little Robert or Jane an occasional tap or push, just as she used to give me in former days.
When she took out the paper to read the list of the presents she had received, could she give it a tap with her finger (Yes)?
Here he produced a decanter of curiously light wine, and a block of curiously heavy cake, and administered instalments of those dainties to the young people: at the same time, sending out a meagre servant to offer a glass of something to the postboy, who answered that he thanked the gentleman, but if it was the same tap as he had tasted before, he had rather not.
I smell the fog that hung about the place; I see the hoar frost, ghostly, through it; I feel my rimy hair fall clammy on my cheek; I look along the dim perspective of the schoolroom, with a sputtering candle here and there to light up the foggy morning, and the breath of the boys wreathing and smoking in the raw cold as they blow upon their fingers, and tap their feet upon the floor.
There they are," said Herbert, "coming out of the Tap.
I ran to fetch it, but I was quite unsteadied by all that had fallen out, and I broke one glass and fouled the tap, and while I was still getting in my own way, I heard a loud fall in the parlour, and running in, beheld the captain lying full length upon the floor.
No one, no one in the next room, no one to turn the tap, no one to turn the scorpion!