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tap

noun
 
 
/tæp/
[C] a piece of equipment that controls the flow of liquid or gas from a pipe: Water was pouring out of all the taps. a gas tap
on tap informal available for use at any time: With the internet, firms have all this information on tap. US ready or likely to happen at a future date: Many investors are worried about what's on tap when the markets reopen tomorrow morning. The company has about 115 new stores on tap for 2012.
(Definition of tap noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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