Synonyms of tap in English

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tap1


See definition of tap

noun

1‘she turned the cold tap on full’

SYNONYMS
valve, spout, stopcock, cock, spile
North American faucet, spigot

2‘they were found attempting to place a phone tap in the embassy’

SYNONYMS
listening device, wiretap, wire, bug, bugging device, hidden microphone, receiver

verb

1‘several barrels had been tapped to celebrate’

SYNONYMS
draw liquid from, drain, bleed, milk
broach, open, pierce, puncture

2‘in the cellar, butlers were tapping ale’

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pour, pour out, draw off, siphon off, pump out, decant, extract, withdraw, remove

3‘the party leaders say that their telephones are tapped’

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listen in on, listen in to, wiretap, eavesdrop on, spy on, monitor, overhear
informal bug, snoop on, get on record

4‘its resources were to be tapped for the benefit of all mankind’

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draw on, exploit, milk, make use of, put to use, use, utilize, open up, mine, turn to account

Synonyms of tap in English

: tap1tap2

tap2


See definition of tap

verb

1‘she tapped on Lucy's door’

SYNONYMS
knock, rap, strike, beat, drum, peck

2‘Dad leant forward and tapped me on the knee’

SYNONYMS
touch, pat, nudge, strike lightly, slap lightly, jab, poke, dig, shove, hit

noun

1‘there was a sharp tap at the door’

SYNONYMS
knock, rap, strike, beat, peck
knocking, tapping, rapping, drumming, patter, pattering

2‘Jack was startled by a tap on the shoulder’

SYNONYMS
touch, pat, nudge, light blow, light slap, jab, poke, dig, shove, pressure

Phrases

    on tap

    1‘there are about half a dozen beers on tap’


    SYNONYMS

    on draught, cask-conditioned, real-ale, from barrels, not bottled, not canned

    2‘trained staff are on tap from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    on hand, to hand, at hand, available, ready, handy, accessible, obtainable, in reserve, standing by