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tap2

tap2

 
pronunciation:
taep
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on tap
part of speech: noun
definition: a device to control the flow of liquid or gas from a pipe; faucet.
synonyms:
cock, faucet, plug, stopper, valve
similar words:
cork, peg
phrase: on tap
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tapped, tapping, taps
definition 1: to put a hole in, to draw off liquid or gas.
He taps the maple trees in March.
similar words:
open
definition 2: to draw off, or draw off from.
We tapped sap from the tree.
synonyms:
drain, draw
similar words:
extract, siphon
definition 3: to connect wires to, for the purpose of listening secretly.
The telephone lines were tapped by the police.
derivation: tapper (n.)