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Oxford dictionary definition of the word tap:
1a device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled:
she turned the cold tap on
the air-supply tap
(also tapping) British an electrical connection made to some point between the end terminals of a transformer coil or other component.
2a device connected to a telephone for listening secretly to someone’s conversations:
those taps produced hundreds of hours of recordings
an act of listening secretly to someone’s telephone conversation.
3an instrument for cutting a threaded hole in a material.
4British a taproom.
verb (taps, tapping, tapped)
1draw liquid through the tap or spout of (a cask, barrel, or other container):
several barrels had been tapped to celebrate old victories
draw (liquid) from a cask, barrel, or other container:
in the cellars of the monasteries the butlers were tapping new and old ale
draw sap from (a tree) by cutting into it.
2exploit or draw a supply from (a resource):
clients from industry seeking to tap Edinburgh’s resources of expertise
these magazines have tapped into a target market of consumers
informal obtain money or information from (someone):
he considered whom he could tap for information
3connect a device to (a telephone) so that conversation can be listened to secretly:
the telephones were tapped by the state security police
4cut a thread in (something) to accept a screw:
on most vices, the metal jaws are drilled and tapped to accept screws
ready to be poured from a tap:
the hard water most of us have on tap
informal freely available whenever needed:
trained staff are on tap from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
North American informal on schedule to occur:
the first space walk is on tap for December
Old English tæppa ‘peg for the vent-hole of a cask’, tæppian ‘provide (a cask) with a stopper’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tap and German Zapfen (nouns)