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
a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
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"
use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
put into service; make work or employ for a particula