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tap Tweet Definition of tap Like Definition of tap on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to dispense liquids.
We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the .
  1. A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)
We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper to match the valve's thread.
  1. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.
verb (tapp, ing)
  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a .
We have draft beer on tap.
  1. To access a resource or object.
When he ran out of money, he decided to into his trust fund.
  1. To draw off liquid from a vessel
He tapped a new barrel of beer.
  1. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
They can't the phone without a warrant.
  1. To intercept a communication without authority.
He was known to Cable TV and satellite dishes.
  1. (context, mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
  1. (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
taxis Tweet Definition of taxis Like Definition of taxis on Facebook
noun (taxes)
  1. (biology) The movement of an organism in response to a stimulus
  2. (medicine) The manipulation of a body part into its normal position after injury
    1. (plural of, taxi)
tent Tweet Definition of tent Like Definition of tent on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.
  2. (archaic) Attention; regard, care.
  3. (archaic) Intention; design.
  4. (medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges.
  5. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.
  6. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather.
  7. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
verb
  1. To go camping.
We"ll be tented at the campground this weekend.
  1. (archaic) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  2. (medicine) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
  3. (cooking) To prop up aluminum foil in an inverted "V" (reminicent of a pop-up tent) over food to reduce splatter, before putting it in the oven.
tuck Tweet Definition of tuck Like Definition of tuck on Facebook
noun
  1. (slang) snack food. Derived from the expression "to tuck in food" meaning "to eat up", "to guzzle".
  2. A curled position.
verb
  1. to push in one material under another - as in "tuck in your shirt" or "I tucked in my shirt" etc
  2. to eat food
  3. to curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.
tympanoplasty Tweet Definition of tympanoplasty Like Definition of tympanoplasty on Facebook
noun (tympanoplasties)
  1. (context, surgery) reconstructive, Reconstructive surgery to the middle ear or eardrum.

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