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English definition of “tap”


noun [C]     /tæp/
WATER UK (US faucet) B1 the part at the end of a pipe that controls the flow of water : the cold / hot tap to turn a tap on/off She rinsed the cup under the tap.Plumbing and pipes and sewage
KNOCK B2 a gentle knock or touch , or the noise made by knocking something gently : I felt a tap on my shoulder . There was a tap at the door .Touching and feelingShowing affection
TELEPHONE a small piece of equipment that can be fixed to someone's telephone in order to listen to their telephone calls Spying and espionage
on tap easily available : They have all that sort of information on tap.Available and accessiblePresent
(Definition of tap noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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