tap

1
[ tap ]
/ tæp /
|

verb (used with object), tapped, tap·ping.

verb (used without object), tapped, tap·ping.

noun


Nearby words

  1. taoiseach,
  2. taoism,
  3. taonga,
  4. taormina,
  5. taos,
  6. tap bell,
  7. tap bolt,
  8. tap dance,
  9. tap dancer,
  10. tap dancing

Origin of tap

1
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English tappen, variant of early Middle English teppen, probably imitative; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

Related formstap·pa·ble, adjectiveun·tap·pa·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for untappable

tap

1
/ (tæp) /

verb taps, tapping or tapped

noun

See also taps

Derived Formstappable, adjective

Word Origin for tap

C13 tappen, probably from Old French taper, of Germanic origin; related to Middle Low German tappen to pluck, Swedish dialect täpa to tap

tap

2
/ (tæp) /

noun

verb taps, tapping or tapped (tr)

Derived Formstappable, adjective

Word Origin for tap

Old English tæppa; related to Old Norse tappi tap, Old High German zapfo

tap

3
/ (tæp) /

noun, verb

a Scot word for top 1
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Word Origin and History for untappable
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Medicine definitions for untappable

tap

[ tăp ]

n.

The removal of fluid from a body cavity.

v.

To withdraw fluid from a body cavity, as with a trocar and cannula, hollow needle, or catheter.
To strike lightly with the finger or a hammerlike instrument, as in percussion or to elicit a tendon reflex.

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Idioms and Phrases with untappable

tap

see on tap.

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