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Definition

[n] a light touch or stroke
[n] a plug for a bunghole in a cask
[n] a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
[n] a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
[n] a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
[n] the sound made by a gentle blow
[n] a gentle blow
[v] make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solcited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
[v] draw from; make good use of (resources)
[v] strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"
[v] cut a female screw thread with a tap
[v] pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
[v] draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
[v] dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
[v] walk with a tapping sound
[v] make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
[v] 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?"
[v] draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
[v] furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"

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