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Synonyms for tap

knock

bug

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listen in on

on tap: on draught

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  • on draught
  • cask-conditioned
  • from barrels
  • not bottled or canned

Synonyms for tap

to make a noise by striking

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to select for an office or position

the sound made by a light blow

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to remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process

to monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit

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Synonyms for tap

the sound made by a gentle blow

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a gentle blow

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a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask

a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)

a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads

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a plug for a bunghole in a cask

the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information

a light touch or stroke

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cut a female screw thread with a tap

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draw from or dip into to get something

strike lightly

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tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

make light, repeated taps on a surface

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walk with a tapping sound

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dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes

draw (liquor) from a tap

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pierce in order to draw a liquid from

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make a solicitation or entreaty for something

References in classic literature ?
Easy sparring now"; "No roughhouse, Bideaux"; "Just light tapping, you know," were admonitions variously addressed to the Iron Man.
But she was mistaken; for when night came again she heard the same tapping at the door; and the frog came once more, and said:
Dropping his harpoon, the brawny savage caught him in his arms, and by an almost miraculous dexterity and strength, sent him high up bodily into the air; then slightly tapping his stern in mid-somerset, the fellow landed with bursting lungs upon his feet, while Queequeg, turning his back upon him, lighted his tomahawk pipe and passed it to me for a puff.
A tapping came at the door, and I heard the glutinous accents of M'ling speaking.
Slowly, slowly it drew near, scratching against the walls and tapping the furniture.
Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.