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Translation of "tap" - English-Russian dictionary

tap

verb     /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.Touching and feelingShowing affectionSounds made by objects, movement or impact
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.Using and misusing
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.Amplifiers, microphones and speakersSpying and espionageCommunicating by telephone
(Definition of tap verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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