dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
walk with a tapping sound
a light touch or stroke
make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;
the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
take or consume (regularly or habitually);
what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
habitually do something (use only in the past tense);