pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
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
make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
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?"
draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
a light touch or stroke
the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
(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"
the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"