tap


tap
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noun
1 (esp. BrE) for water, etc. ⇨ See also ↑faucet
ADJECTIVE
hot, hot-water
cold, cold-water
mixer (BrE)
dripping, running

the sound of a dripping tap

leaky
bath, bathroom, kitchen
VERB + TAP
turn

Turn the tap clockwise.

turn off, turn on
run

You have to run the tap a long time before the hot water comes.

TAP + VERB
drip, run

Someone has left the tap running.

leak
TAP + NOUN
water (BrE, AmE)

ordinary tap water and bottled water

washer
2 quick gentle blow; the sound it makes
ADJECTIVE
gentle, light, little, slight, soft
sharp
quick
VERB + TAP
give sb/sth
feel
hear

She heard a tap at the door.

PREPOSITION
tap at

There was a little tap at the door.

tap on

He gave her a tap on the shoulder.

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verb
ADVERB
gently, lightly

She tapped her fingers gently on the table.

impatiently
away

She tapped away at her keyboard.

home (BrE) (in football/soccer)

He tapped home his second goal from close range.

PREPOSITION
against, at, on

He was tapped on the shoulder by a soldier.

with

She tapped the ice with a stick.

Tap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ash, ↑barometer, ↑baton, ↑button, ↑chin, ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑foot, ↑forehead, ↑key, ↑keyboard, ↑market, ↑nail, ↑nose, ↑pen, ↑pencil, ↑phone, ↑reserve, ↑reservoir, ↑resource, ↑source, ↑talent, ↑telephone, ↑toe, ↑vein

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