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tap1 British & World English

A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled

taps in tap1 British & World English

Draw liquid through the tap or spout of (a cask, barrel, or other container)

taps in tap2 British & World English

Strike with a quick light blow or blows

tap2 British & World English

A quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow

bib tap British & World English

Another term for bibcock.

mixer tap British & World English

A tap through which both hot and cold water can be drawn at the same time by means of separate controls

screw tap British & World English

A tool for making female screws

spinal tap British & World English

North American term for lumbar puncture.

tap something out in tap2 British & World English

Produce (a rhythm) with a series of quick light blows on a surface

tap someone up in tap2 British & World English

Approach (a sports player) unlawfully with a view to signing them to another club while they are still under contract with their current one