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Etymology 1

Old English tæppa = Old Saxon *tappo Middle Low German tappe This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Noun

Singular
tap

Plural
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  1. A device used to dispense liquids.
    We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the tap.
  2. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)
    We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper tap to match the valve's thread.
  3. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
    The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.
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Etymology 2

Old English tæppian This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Verb

Infinitive
to tap

Third person singular
tapp

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to tap (third-person singular simple present tapp, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a tap.
    We have draft beer on tap.
  3. To access a resource or object.
    When he ran out of money, he decided to tap into his trust fund.
  4. To draw off liquid from a vessel
    He tapped a new barrel of beer.
  5. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
    They can't tap the phone without a warrant.
  6. To intercept a communication without authority.
    He was known to tap Cable TV and satellite dishes.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cut an internal screw thread.
    Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
  8. (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
    I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
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Etymology 3

Middle English tappe This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Verb

Infinitive
to tap

Third person singular
tapp

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to tap (third-person singular simple present tapp, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To touch one's finger, foot, or other body parts on a surface (usually) repeatedly.
    He was so nervous he began to tap his fingers on the table.
    She tapped her companion on the back to indicate that she was ready to go.
  2. To make a sharp noise.
    The tree, swaying in the breeze, began to tap on the window pane.
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Noun

Singular
tap

Plural
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tap ({{{1}}})
  1. A repeated touching of one's hands, foot or other body part.
    When Steve felt a tap on his shoulder, he turned around.

Icelandic

Noun

tap

  1. loss

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