US: /ˈtæp/
UK: /tˈæp/

English Vietnamese dictionary

tap /tæp/
  • danh từ
    • vòi (nước)
      • to turn the tap on: mở vòi
      • to turn the tap off: đóng vòi
    • nút thùng rượu
    • loại, hạng (rượu)
      • wine of an excellent tap: rượu vang thượng hạng
    • quán rượu, tiệm rượu
    • (điện học) dây rẽ (vào đường dây điện thoại...)
    • mẻ thép (chảy ra lò)
    • (kỹ thuật) bàn ren, tarô
    • ngoại động từ
      • khoan lỗ, giùi lỗ (ở thùng)
      • rót (rượu) ở thùng ra
      • rạch (cây để lấy nhựa)
      • (y học) chích (mủ)
      • cho (thép) chảy ra (khỏi lò)
      • rút ra, bòn rút; vòi, bắt đưa, bắt nộp
        • to tap someone for money: vòi tiền ai; bòn rút tiền ai
        • to tap someone for information: bắt ai cung cấp tin tức
      • (điện học) mắc đường dây rẽ (vào đường dây điện thoại...)
        • to tap somebody's telephone: mắc đường dây rẽ vào dây nói của ai (để nghe trộm)
      • đề cập đến, bàn đến (một vấn đề)
      • đặt quan hệ với, đặt quan hệ buôn bán với (một nước)
      • cầu xin (ai)
      • (kỹ thuật) ren
      • danh từ
        • cái gõ nhẹ, cái vỗ nhẹ, cái đập nhẹ, cái tát khẽ
        • tiếng gõ nhẹ
          • to hear a tap at the window: nghe có tiếng gõ nhẹ ở cửa sổ
        • (số nhiều) (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (quân sự) hiệu báo giờ tắt đèn (bằng trống hay kèn); hiệu báo giờ ăn cơm (của lính ở trại)
        • động từ
          • gõ nhẹ, vỗ nhẹ, đập nhẹ, khẽ đập, tát nhẹ
            • to tap someone on the shoulder: vỗ nhẹ vào vai ai
            • to tap at the door: gõ nhẹ vào cửa
          • đóng thêm một lớp da vào (đế giày)

        Advanced English dictionary

        verb, noun
        + verb
        1 to hit sb/sth quickly and lightly: [V] Someone tapped at the door. + He was busy tapping away at his computer. + [VN] Ralph tapped me on the shoulder.
        2 if you tap your fingers, feet, etc. or they tap, you hit them gently against a table, the floor, etc., for example to the rhythm of music: [VN] He kept tapping his fingers on the table. + [V] The music set everyone's feet tapping.
        3 ~ (into) sth to make use of a source of energy, knowledge, etc. that already exists: [VN] We need to tap the expertise and skill of the people we already have. + [V] The movie seems to tap into a general sentimentality about animals.
        4 [VN] (also wiretap especially in AmE) to fit a device to a telephone so that sb's calls can be listened to secretly: He was convinced his phone was being tapped.
        5 [VN] to cut into a tree in order to get liquid from it
        Phrasal Verbs: tap sb for sth (BrE, informal) to persuade sb to give you sth, especially money: He tried to tap me for a loan.
        tap sth<->in / out to put information, numbers, letters, etc. into a machine by pressing buttons: Tap in your PIN number. + He tapped out a few words on the keyboard.
        tap sth<->out to hit a surface gently to the rhythm of music: She tapped out the beat on the table.
        + noun
        1 (especially BrE) (AmE usually faucet) [C] a device for controlling the flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container: bath taps + the hot / cold tap (= the tap that hot / cold water comes out of) + a gas tap + Turn the tap on / off. + Don't leave the tap running. + the sound of a dripping tap + I put my head under the tap and let the cool water run over me.
        See also - TAP WATER
        2 [C] a light hit with your hand or fingers: a tap at / on the door + He felt a tap on his shoulder and turned round.
        3 [C] an act of fitting a device to a telephone so that sb's telephone calls can be listened to secretly: a phone tap
        4 [U] = TAP-DANCING
        Idioms: on tap
        1 available to be used at any time: We have this sort of information on tap.
        2 beer that is on tap is in a BARREL with a tap on it

        Thesaurus dictionary

        1 rap, knock, dab, strike, peck; drum, beat:
        Must you continually tap on the table with that blasted pencil?!
        2 rap, knock, dab, strike, peck, pat; tapping, tap-tap, rapping, knocking, pecking, beat, beating, patter, pattering:
        I felt a tap on my shoulder. The tap, tap, tap of the dripping water was driving me mad.
        1 cock, stopcock, pet-cock, sillcock, seacock, spigot, spout, valve, US faucet:
        Replace the washer in the tap to stop the leak.
        2 bung, stopper, cork, spile, plug, stopple, peg:
        Move the tap from the empty barrel to the new one.
        3 wire-tap, bug, listening device, electronic eavesdropper:
        I think there's a tap on my phone.
        4 on tap.
        (a) on draught, out of the barrel or keg:
        They have real ale on tap.
        (b) ready, available, on or at hand, waiting, in reserve, on call:
        He promised to be on tap if I needed him for anything.
        5 drain, draw (off), siphon off or out, extract, withdraw:
        We tapped the wine directly from the casks.
        6 open, drain, unplug, sap, bleed, milk, broach, mine, use, utilize, make use of, put to use, draw on or upon, turn to account:
        Whenever she needed money, she tapped her savings.
        7 bug, eavesdrop on, wire-tap:
        M.I.5 still taps her phone.

        Collocation dictionary

        1 for water, gas, etc.


        hot, hot-water | cold, cold-water | mixer | dripping, running
        the sound of a dripping tap
        | leaky | bath, bathroom, kitchen

        VERB + TAP

        turn (off/on)
        Turn the tap clockwise.
        | run
        You have to run the tap a long time before the hot water comes.

        TAP + VERB

        drip, run
        Someone has left the tap running.
        | leak

        TAP + NOUN

        water | washer


        on ~
        The pub has two sorts of beer on tap (= in a barrel with a tap on it). (figurative) We have this sort of information on tap (= available to be used at any time).

        2 quick gentle blow; the sound it makes


        gentle, light, little | sharp

        VERB + TAP

        give sb/sth


        ~ at
        There was a little tap at the door.
        | ~ on
        He gave her a tap on the shoulder.

        Concise English dictionary

        +the sound made by a gentle blow
        +a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
        +a gentle blow
        +a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)
        +a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
        +a plug for a bunghole in a cask
        +the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
        +a light touch or stroke
        +cut a female screw thread with a tap
        +draw from or dip into to get something
        +strike lightly
        +draw from; make good use of
        +tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
        +furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
        +make light, repeated taps on a surface
        +walk with a tapping sound
        +dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
        +draw (liquor) from a tap
        +pierce in order to draw a liquid from
        +make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently