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Synonyms for tap
tæp

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term tap.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

    Synonyms:
    strike, wiretap, rap, belt, spigot, knock, water faucet, hydrant, pat, blame, whang, whack, rap music, hip-hop, dab, water tap

  2. rap, strike, tap(noun)

    a gentle blow

    Synonyms:
    dab, ten-strike, bang, strike, water tap, smasher, rap, belt, spigot, knock, work stoppage, hydrant, pat, whang, blame, hit, whack, rap music, hip-hop, water faucet, wiretap, smash

  3. water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant(noun)

    a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

    Synonyms:
    water tap, rap, strike, pat, wiretap, hydrant, dab, water faucet, spigot

  4. tap(noun)

    a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

    Synonyms:
    water tap, wiretap, spigot, strike, pat, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap

  5. tap(noun)

    a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

    Synonyms:
    water tap, wiretap, spigot, strike, pat, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap

  6. tap, spigot(noun)

    a plug for a bunghole in a cask

    Synonyms:
    water tap, wiretap, spigot, strike, pat, water faucet, hydrant, faucet, dab, rap

  7. wiretap, tap(noun)

    the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

    Synonyms:
    water tap, wiretap, spigot, strike, pat, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap

  8. tap, pat, dab(verb)

    a light touch or stroke

    Synonyms:
    water tap, wiretap, spigot, splatter, strike, splash, pat, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap

  9. tap(verb)

    cut a female screw thread with a tap

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  10. tap(verb)

    draw from or dip into to get something

    "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  11. tap, tip(verb)

    strike lightly

    "He tapped me on the shoulder"

    Synonyms:
    topple, lean, solicit, tip off, exploit, wiretap, tiptoe, tip, rap, fee, pink, knock, intercept, tilt, bug, tippytoe, bung, beg, tapdance, tumble, angle, slant

  12. exploit, tap(verb)

    draw from; make good use of

    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

    Synonyms:
    knock, solicit, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, work, exploit, tip, rap, overwork, beg

  13. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug(verb)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, tease, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, badger, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, stop, beleaguer, pester

  14. tap(verb)

    furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

    "tap a cask of wine"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  15. tap, rap, knock, pink(verb)

    make light, repeated taps on a surface

    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

    Synonyms:
    criticise, pick apart, solicit, bump, exploit, wiretap, tip, rap, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, ping, knap, criticize, strike hard

  16. tap(verb)

    walk with a tapping sound

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  17. tapdance, tap(verb)

    dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes

    "Glover tapdances better than anybody"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  18. tap(verb)

    draw (liquor) from a tap

    "tap beer in a bar"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  19. tap(verb)

    pierce in order to draw a liquid from

    "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"

    Synonyms:
    solicit, knock, tapdance, bug, pink, wiretap, intercept, exploit, tip, rap, beg

  20. solicit, beg, tap(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    court, solicit, pray, exploit, accost, wiretap, tip, rap, romance, pink, knock, intercept, bug, beg, tapdance, implore, woo, hook

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tap(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    broach

  2. tap(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rap, strike (lightly)

  3. tap(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    rap

  4. tap(n.)

    Synonyms:
    gentle blow, light stroke

  5. tap(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spigot, plug, stopper, stopple

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tap(n)

    Synonyms:
    stopper, plug, spigot, spile, faucet

  2. tap(v)

    Synonyms:
    broach

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    faucet, stopcock, pagoda, tower, valve, exploit, towers, pct, leverage, pat

How to pronounce tap?

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How to say tap in sign language?

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How to use tap in a sentence?

  1. James Corden:

    I'm absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards, both times I've worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it to be a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It's going to be fun; I can't wait to dust off my tap shoes!

  2. Claudio Cordone:

    The key thing is to put pressure on the regional powers who really hold the tap of weapons and money, unfortunately there's plenty of money in Libya so that's difficult leverage to use. And I know efforts are being made in that respect as well.

  3. Carly Pearce:

    I will say that I am grateful for quarantine, you know how fast our lives are, you know how easy it is to kind of tap into who we are as artists and kind of ignore our actual hearts and our actual lives and things like that.

  4. Don Rome:

    I'm not sure I'll be going back to drinking directly from the tap without filters. So there is some uncertainty there. It's all a new frontier.

  5. Kurt Hungeberg:

    Albertoclaims to be able to fill two 8,000-gallontanker trucks with fuel in just half an hour using a single tap. In Mexico City Friday, taxi driver Delgado Espiritu Jose Mauricio had been waiting in line for an hour following a two-hour wait at a different station the previous day. Its stressful. This is my livelihood and I dont have another means of providing for myself so you can imagine the effect.


Translations for tap

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  • يَتَنَصَّت, حنفية, صنبورArabic
  • кранBelarusian
  • кранBulgarian
  • tap, aixetaCatalan, Valencian
  • kohoutek, závitník, kohoutCzech
  • tapWelsh
  • vandhaneDanish
  • Armatur, Zapfen, Kran, abzapfen, Spund, Gewindeschneider, abhören, anzapfen, Wasserhahn, Mischbatterie, Hahn, ZapfhahnGerman
  • βρύσηGreek
  • kranoEsperanto
  • canilla, llave, grifo, machuelo, tapón, intervenir, dar golpecitosSpanish
  • kraanEstonian
  • شیرPersian
  • hyväkseen, taputtaa, haaroitus, tappi, kierteitystappi, valuttaa, kopauttaa, salakuunnella, puikottaa, hana, naputtaa, käyttää, naputella, verottaa, laskea, napauttaa, napautus, vesihana, kosketusFinnish
  • robinet, bouchon, taper, dérivation, taraud, tarauder, tirerFrench
  • billaGalician
  • ברזHebrew
  • csap, vízcsapHungarian
  • ծորակArmenian
  • hani, kraniIcelandic
  • rubinettoItalian
  • 蛇口Japanese
  • ក្បាលម៉ាស៊ីនទឹកKhmer
  • 수도꼭지Korean
  • henef, zembere, henîfe, henefî, mislikKurdish
  • čiaupasLithuanian
  • наточува, чука, точи, тапка, допира, чешма, славина, тропкаMacedonian
  • avlyttingNorwegian
  • tappen, tikken, meeluisteren, kraan, afluisteren, aftappen, draadtappenDutch
  • avlyttingNorwegian Nynorsk
  • tappe, kran, tappekran, avlytteNorwegian
  • kurek, spuszczać płyn, napoczynać, stuknąć, gwintować, gwintownik, zawór, kran, zawór główny, wykorzystywać, klepnąć, podsłuchiwać, założyć podsłuchPolish
  • bica, torneira, torno, espichoPortuguese
  • кран, отпайка, ответвление, затычка, отвод, пробка, метчикRussian
  • slavina, славинаSerbo-Croatian
  • kohútik, stočiť, stiahnuť, odposluch, odpočúvanieSlovak
  • pipaSlovene
  • duqAlbanian
  • tapp, kran, avledning, gängtappSwedish
  • mferejiSwahili
  • ก๊อกน้ำThai
  • gizlice dinlemek, musluk, musluk takmakTurkish
  • кранUkrainian
  • vòiVietnamese
  • flapilönVolapük
  • cråneWalloon

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