Tap – meaning of the word and examples

To hit something gently, and often repeatedly, especially making short, sharp noises. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To touch the screen of a phone, tablet computer, etc. in order to give an instruction for something to happen. (Cambridge Dictionary). (Cambridge Dictionary)

To strike lightly especially with a slight sound. (Merriam – Webster)

To give a light blow with. (Merriam – Webster)

To bring about by repeated light blows. (Merriam – Webster)

To repair by putting a tap on. (Merriam – Webster)

tap is a device that controls the flow of a liquid or gas from a pipe or container, for example on a sink. (Collins Dictionary)

If you tap something, you hit it with a quick light blow or a series of quick light blows. (Collins Dictionary)

A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Tap and sink images. 


A tap on the shoulder.


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