Translation of "tap" - English-Russian dictionary

tap

verb uk us /tæp/ (present participle tapping, past tense and past participle tapped)
KNOCK [ I, T ]

B2 to knock or touch something gently

стучать, легко ударять
I tapped on the window to try and get her attention.
A SUPPLY [ T ]

If you tap a supply of something, you use what is available.

использовать
There are immense natural resources here waiting to be tapped.
TELEPHONE [ T ]

to use a special piece of equipment to listen to someone's telephone calls

подслушивать
[ often passive ] I think the phone's been tapped.

(Translation of “tap verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)