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Another word for tap

  1. To make a noise by striking

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  2. To select for an office or position

      1. To propose as a candidate in an election or as one to be considered for an honor or prize:
      2. To designate or appoint to an office or responsibility:
      1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
      2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
      3. Representation or repute, as opposed to reality:
      1. To cause to exist or happen; bring about; create:
      2. To bring into existence by shaping, modifying, or putting together material; construct:
      3. To form by assembling individuals or constituents:
      1. To indicate or specify; point out:
      2. To give a name or title to; characterize:
      3. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
      1. To select or designate to fill an office or a position:
      2. To fix or set by authority or by mutual agreement:
      3. To furnish; equip:
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  3. To remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process

      1. A machine or device for raising, compressing, or transferring fluids.
      2. A molecular mechanism for the active transport of ions or molecules across a cell membrane.
      3. Electromagnetic radiation used to raise atoms or molecules to a higher energy level.
      1. A means of evasion or avoidance.
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To draw off (a liquid) by a gradual process:
      2. To cause liquid to go out from; empty:
      3. To draw off the surface water of:
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  4. To monitor (telephone calls) with a concealed listening device connected to the circuit

      1. An act of secretly listening to or recording a person's telephone or Internet conversations, often as part of a police investigation.
      2. A device that is connected to a communications circuit in a concealed fashion in order to enable a wiretap.
      3. To listen to or record in secret (a conversation carried on over a telephone line or other communications channel), often as part of a police investigation.
      1. An insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking, such as an aphid, a bedbug, or a stinkbug.
      2. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
      3. A small invertebrate with many legs, such as a spider or a centipede.
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  1. The sound made by a light blow

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Another word for tap

  1. A light blow

      1. To apply with short poking strokes:
      2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist substance:
      3. To rub or pat (something) lightly:
      1. To hit sharply and swiftly; strike:
      2. To utter sharply:
      3. To criticize or blame.
      1. To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat.
      2. To stroke lightly as a gesture of affection.
      3. To mold by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement.
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  2. A spigot

      1. To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts:
      2. To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts:
      3. To speak in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner:
      1. Any of various devices that regulate the flow of gases, liquids, or loose materials through piping or through apertures by opening, closing, or obstructing ports or passageways.
      2. The movable control element of such a device.
      3. A device in a brass wind instrument that can be opened or closed to change the pitch by altering the length of the air column in the tube.
      1. A small valve or faucet used to drain or reduce pressure, as from a boiler.
      1. A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum.
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  3. A partial sole used for repair

      1. The act or process of reinforcing or the state of being reinforced.
      2. Something that reinforces.
      3. Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
      2. To supervise the entry and exit through; keep watch at:
      3. To watch over so as to prevent escape or violence:
      1. A small piece of material affixed to another, larger piece to conceal, reinforce, or repair a worn area, hole, or tear.
      2. A small piece of cloth used for patchwork.
      3. A small cloth badge affixed to a garment as a decoration or an insignia, as of a military unit.
  1. To strike lightly

      1. To hit sharply and swiftly; strike:
      2. To utter sharply:
      3. To criticize or blame.
      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat.
      2. To stroke lightly as a gesture of affection.
      3. To mold by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement.
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  2. To puncture in order to draw liquid

      1. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
      2. A similar implement for spearing fish.
      3. A cavalry lancer.
      1. A long, thick, sharp-pointed piece of wood or metal.
      2. A heavy nail.
      3. A sharp-pointed projection along the top of a fence or wall.
      1. To pierce with numerous holes; perforate:
      2. To spread throughout:
      3. To put (gravel, for example) through a coarse sieve.
      1. A weapon consisting of a long shaft with a sharply pointed end.
      2. A shaft with a sharp point and barbs for spearing fish.
      3. A soldier armed with a spear.
      1. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      2. To plunge (a pointed weapon or instrument) into something.
      3. To make a thrusting or poking motion at or into:
      1. To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
      2. To announce:
      3. To pierce in order to draw off liquid:
      1. An implement with cutting edges or a pointed end for boring holes in hard materials, usually by a rotating abrasion or repeated blows; a bit.
      2. The hand-operated or hand-powered holder for this implement.
      3. A loud, harsh noise made by or as if by a powered tool of this kind.
      1. To make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill.
      2. To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.
      3. To make a hole in or through something with or as if with a drill:
      1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
      2. To make a hole or opening in; perforate.
      3. To make a way through:
      1. To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
      2. To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
      3. To pass into or through something.
  3. To obtain by means of tapping