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Synonyms for tap
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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 for "tap":

    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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    You cannot go back in time and make a good start, but you can always start from where you are right now and make a fantastic finish. Life changes in the blink of an eye. Yet for an optimist, life also offers millions of opportunities at any juncture, anywhere, any time. Always be prepared to dance with Opportunity when she taps on your shoulder - because then only you'll be able to tap the power of "Now"!

  2. Thomas Kim:

    Because of the huge stockpiles of corn and feed wheat, the Chinese government is trying to minimize the amount of imports of feed grain such as barley and sorghum, and so domestic users will tap the corn stockpiles.

  3. Makani CEO Fort Felker:

    There are many areas around the world that really don't have a good resource for renewable power but do have offshore wind resources, our lightweight kites create the possibility that we could tap that resource very economically and bring renewable power to hundreds of millions of people.

  4. 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.

  5. Ray Washburne:

    There's a tremendously deep pool of people, there's many, many more people to tap.

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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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