Synonyms of tap in English

: tap1tap2

tap1


See definition of tap

noun

1‘she turned the cold tap on full’

SYNONYMS

valve, spout, stopcock, cock, spile

North American faucet, spigot

2‘they were found attempting to place a phone tap in the embassy’

SYNONYMS

listening device, wiretap, wire, bug, bugging device, hidden microphone, receiver


verb

1‘several barrels had been tapped to celebrate’

SYNONYMS

draw liquid from, drain, bleed, milk

broach, open, pierce, puncture

2‘in the cellar, butlers were tapping ale’

SYNONYMS

draw off, siphon off, pump out, decant, extract, withdraw, remove

3‘the party leaders say that their telephones are tapped’

SYNONYMS

listen in on, listen in to, wiretap, eavesdrop on, spy on, monitor, overhear

informal bug, snoop on, get on record

4‘its resources were to be tapped for the benefit of all mankind’

SYNONYMS

draw on, exploit, milk, make use of, put to use, use, utilize, open up, mine, turn to account


Synonyms of tap in English

: tap1tap2

tap2


See definition of tap

verb

1‘she tapped on Lucy's door’

SYNONYMS

knock, rap, strike, beat, drum, peck

2‘Dad leant forward and tapped me on the knee’

SYNONYMS

touch, pat, nudge, strike lightly, slap lightly, jab, poke, dig, shove, hit


noun

1‘there was a sharp tap at the door’

SYNONYMS

knock, rap, strike, beat, peck

knocking, tapping, rapping, drumming, patter, pattering

2‘Jack was startled by a tap on the shoulder’

SYNONYMS

touch, pat, nudge, light blow, light slap, jab, poke, dig, shove, pressure


Phrases

    on tap

      1‘there are about half a dozen beers on tap’

      SYNONYMS

      on draught, cask-conditioned, real-ale, from barrels, not bottled, not canned

      2‘trained staff are on tap from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.’

      SYNONYMS

      on hand, to hand, at hand, available, ready, handy, accessible, obtainable, in reserve, standing by