Synonyms of tap in English:

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tap 1


  • 1 she turned the tap on
    faucet, valve, stopcock, cock, spout, spigot, spile
  • 2 a phone tap in the embassy
    listening device, wiretap, wire, bug, bugging device, (hidden) microphone, (hidden) mic, receiver
  • verb

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  • 1 several barrels were tapped
    drain, bleed, milk;
    broach, open
  • 2 butlers were tapping ale
    pour (out), draw off, siphon off, pump out, decant
  • 3 their telephones are tapped
    bug, wiretap, monitor, overhear, eavesdrop on, spy on
  • 4 the resources were to be tapped for our benefit
    draw on, exploit, milk, mine, use, utilize, turn to account
  • Phrases

    on tap
  • 1.1 beers on tap
    on draft, from barrels, cask-conditioned
  • 2.1 informal trained staff are on tap
    on hand, at hand, available, ready, handy, accessible, standing by
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    Synonyms of tap in English:

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    tap 2


  • 1 she tapped on the door
    knock, rap, strike, beat, drum
  • 2 Dad tapped me on the knee
    pat, hit, strike, slap, jab, poke, dig
  • noun

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  • 1 a sharp tap at the door
    knock, rap, drumming
  • 2 a tap on the shoulder
    pat, blow, slap, jab, poke, dig
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