Noun: tapping ta-ping
Verb: tap (tapped,tapping) tap
- The sound of light blow or knock
"he heard the tapping of the man's cane"
- Cut a female screw thread with a tap
- Draw from or dip into to get something
"tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
- Strike lightly
"He tapped me on the shoulder";
- Draw from; make good use of
"we must tap the resources we are given wisely";
- Secretly listen in on a communication channel (esp. a telephone) in order to get information
"The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy";
- wiretap, intercept, bug
- Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
"tap a cask of wine"
- Make light, repeated taps on a surface
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently";
- rap, knock, pink
- Walk with a tapping sound
- Dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
"Glover taps better than anybody";
- Draw (liquor) from a tap
"tap beer in a bar"
- Pierce in order to draw a liquid from
"tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
- Make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
- solicit, beg
Derived forms: tappings
Type of: apply, bespeak, call for, cut, dance, draw, draw off, earwig [Brit], eavesdrop, employ, furnish, go, listen in, pierce, provide, quest, render, request, sound, strike, supply, take out, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, walk, withdraw
Encyclopedia: Tapping, Western Australia Tap, Azerbaijan