Translation of "tap" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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tapverb

uk /tæp/ us /tæp/ -pp-

tap verb (HIT)

B2 [ I or T ] to hit something gently, and often repeatedly, especially making short, sharp noises

(常指連續)輕拍,輕叩,輕敲
The branches tapped against the window. 樹枝輕輕敲打著窗戶。
I could hear him tapping his fingers on the desk. 我能聽見他用手指輕叩桌子的聲音。
I was tapping my feet (= hitting the floor gently with my feet) to the music. 我隨著音樂用腳打拍子。
Someone tapped me on the shoulder. 有人輕輕拍我的肩膀。

tap verb (GET)

[ T ] to get or make use of something

開發;開闢;著手利用
For more than a century, Eastern cities have expanded their water supplies by tapping ever more remote sources. 一個多世紀以來,東部的城市透過開發更偏遠地區的水源,擴大了水的供應。
There is a rich vein of literary talent here just waiting to be tapped by publishers. 眾多文學才俊匯聚於此,等待出版商慧眼識珠。

tap verb (PHONE)

[ T ] to use a small device attached to a phone in order to listen secretly to what people are saying

在(電話或電報線)上裝竊聽器;竊聽
He suspected that his phone had been tapped. 他懷疑自己的電話被人竊聽了。

Phrasal verb(s)

tapnoun

uk /tæp/ us /tæp/

tap noun (DEVICE)

B1 [ C ] UK US faucet a device that controls the flow of liquid, especially water, from a pipe

(水)龍頭,閥門
the hot/cold tap 熱水/冷水龍頭
Turn the tap on/off. 打開/關掉水龍頭

[ C ] UK a device that controls the flow of gas from a pipe

(煤氣)閥門
on tap

used to describe beer that is served from a barrel through a tap

(啤酒)裝在有旋塞的桶裡的,散裝的

available for use at any time

隨時可用的
Working in a library as I do, I have all this information on tap. 我在圖書館工作,可以隨時查閱所有這些資料。

More examples

tap noun (HIT)

B2 [ C ] a gentle knock or touch, or the noise made by knocking something gently

輕扣,輕敲,輕拍;輕輕拍打(或敲擊)的聲響
I gave her a tap on the shoulder and she turned around. 我輕輕拍了一下她的肩,她回過頭來。
There was a tap on the window - Dad was outside! 有人輕輕敲了一下窗子--是爸爸在外面!

tap noun (DANCE)

[ U ] →  tap dancing

踢踏舞
He teaches tap and ballroom. 他教人跳踢踏舞和社交舞。

tap noun (PHONE)

[ C ] a small piece of equipment that can be attached to a phone in order to listen secretly to someone's phone calls

在(電話或電報線)上裝竊聽器;竊聽
He claims that he knew nothing of government phone taps on journalists during those years. 他宣稱自己對那幾年政府監聽記者電話的事一無所知。

(Translation of “tap” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)