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tap1

tap1

 
 
pronunciation:
taep
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tapped, tapping, taps
definition 1: to strike or cause to strike lightly, and often several times.
She tapped the desk with her pencil.I tapped him on the arm to wake him up.
synonyms:
pat, patter
similar words:
drum, hammer, hit, knock, peck, rap, strike
definition 2: to put into or remove from a position, attachment, or the like by tapping.
The shoemaker tapped a cleat on the shoe.
synonyms:
beat, hit, knock
similar words:
drive, pat, strike
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to strike a surface lightly once or several times.
She tapped on the door before entering.
synonyms:
drum, patter, peck
similar words:
hammer, knock, pat, rap, strike
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one or more light blows or raps.
He gave the dog a little tap on the head.
synonyms:
pat, peck, rap
similar words:
beat, blow, chuck, hit, knock, rat-a-tat, strike, stroke
definition 2: the noise made by such a rap.
I heard a tap on the door.
synonyms:
patter, rap
similar words:
drumbeat, knock, rat-a-tat, stroke
definition 3: a thin layer of leather or other material added to the heel or sole of a worn shoe.
synonyms:
resole
similar words:
cleat, sole
definition 4: a metal cleat fastened to the toe or heel of a shoe to protect against wear, or to enable a tap dancer to make sharp clicking noises.
similar words:
cleat
derivation: tapper (n.)
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