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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

tap2 British & World English

Strike with a quick light blow or blows

tap1 English Thesaurus

she turned the cold tap on full

tap2 English Thesaurus

she tapped on Lucy's door

on tap British & World English

Ready to be poured from a tap

tap-in British & World English

A relatively gentle close-range kick or tap that scores a goal

bib tap British & World English

Another term for bibcock.

gas tap British & World English

A device for controlling the flow of gas from a pipe

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

tap dance British & World English

A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels

tap pants British & World English

A pair of brief lingerie shorts, usually worn with a camisole top

tap shoe British & World English

A shoe with a specially hardened sole or attached metal plates at toe and heel to make a tapping sound in tap dancing

tap water British & World English

Water from a piped supply

tap dance New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

spinal tap British & World English

North American term for lumbar puncture.

tap changer British & World English

An apparatus for changing the connection to an electrical transformer from one tap to another, so as to vary the turns ratio and hence control the output voltage under a varying load

tap penalty British & World English

A penalty taken by kicking the ball lightly to a teammate

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

tap something out in tap2 British & World English

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

on tap in tap1 British & World English

Ready to be poured from a tap

taproom British & World English

A room in which alcoholic drinks, especially beer, are available on tap; a bar in a pub or hotel

taproot British & World English

A straight tapering root growing vertically downwards and forming the centre from which subsidiary rootlets spring

taphouse British & World English

A place where alcoholic drinks, especially beer, were available on tap; a public house

on tap in tap1 English Thesaurus

there are about half a dozen beers on tap