Translation of "tap" - English-French dictionary


verbtap /tæp/ ( tapping, tapped )
to touch or knock sth with light, short hits
taper , tapoter

Someone was tapping at the window.
Quelqu'un tapait à la fenêtre.

He tapped her on the shoulder.
Il tapa sur son épaule.
transitive ( tap into ) to use or take from a supply of sth

The company plans to tap a younger market to increase sales.
Les projets de l'entreprise pour exploiter un marché plus jeune afin d'augmenter ses ventes.
=bug; to secretly listen to sb's telephone conversation using an electronic device
mettre sur écoute [Il suspectait que ses appels étaient sous écoute.]

He suspected his calls were being tapped.
Il suspectait que ses appels étaient sur écoute.


noun countabletap /tæp/
a short light knock or touch
petit coup masculine , petite tape feminine

She gave the nail a last tap with the hammer.
Elle donna au clou un dernier petit coup avec le marteau.
a device that controls the flow of liquid from a pipe
robinet masculine

beer flowing from the open tap
coulant du robinet ouvert
Brit a faucet
robinet masculine
on tap
freely available
à disposition

information on tap via the Internet
des informations à disposition sur Internet

(Translation of “tap” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /tӕp/

a quick touch or light knock or blow

petit coup
I heard a tap at the door.
tap dancing noun

a type of dancing performed with special shoes that make a tapping noise.

tap dancer noun

danseur/-euse à claquettes


noun /tӕp/

(American faucet) any of several types of device (usually with a handle and valve that can be shut or opened) for controlling the flow of liquid or gas from a pipe, barrel etc

Turn the tap off/on!


verb (past tense, past participle tapped)

to attach a device to (someone’s telephone wires) in order to be able to listen to his telephone conversations

mettre sur écoute
My phone was being tapped.

(Translation of “tap” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)