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English definition of “tap”

tap

noun (DEVICE)    /tæp/
B1 [C] UK (US faucet) a device that controls the flow of liquid, especially water, from a pipe: the hot/cold tap Turn the tap on/off.Plumbing and pipes and sewage [C] UK a device that controls the flow of gas from a pipePlumbing and pipes and sewage on tap used to describe beer that is served from a barrel through a tapBeer and cider available for use at any time: Working in a library as I do, I have all this information on tap.Available and accessiblePresent
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