Synonyms for taps


1. taps, lights-out, bugle call
usage: (military) signal to turn the lights out


1. taps, lights-out, bugle call
usage: the sound made by a gentle blow
2. pat, rap, tap, sound
usage: a gentle blow
3. rap, strike, tap, blow, bump
usage: a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
4. water faucet, water tap, tap, hydrant, faucet, spigot, plumbing fixture
usage: a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
5. tap, plate
usage: a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
6. tap, tool
usage: a plug for a bunghole in a cask
7. tap, spigot, plug, stopper, stopple
usage: the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
8. wiretap, tap, investigation, investigating
usage: a light touch or stroke


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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