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Synonyms of tapping

Noun


1. tapping, sound

usage: the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"

Verb


1. tap, cut

usage: cut a female screw thread with a tap

2. tap, withdraw, draw, take out, draw off

usage: draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"

3. tap, tip, strike

usage: strike lightly; "He tapped me on the shoulder"

4. exploit, tap, use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

usage: draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

5. wiretap, tap, intercept, bug, listen in, eavesdrop

usage: 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?"

6. tap, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"

7. tap, rap, knock, pink, sound, go

usage: make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"

8. tap, walk

usage: walk with a tapping sound

9. tapdance, tap, dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

usage: dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"

10. tap, draw, take out

usage: draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"

11. tap, pierce

usage: pierce in order to draw a liquid from; "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"

12. solicit, beg, tap, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: 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"

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