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noun as in faucet

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verb as in hit lightly

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The growth stems, in large part, from China’s lack of access to clean tap water.

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Smith makes a saline solution with sparkling water instead of tap water—he prefers San Pellegrino for its crisp minerality.

Heavy rain and strong winds are already on tap for Cuba, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands, according to meteorologists.

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After having trouble cleaning the jar, he filled it with tap water and left it to soak.

Leadbetter and Yu first identified about 70 bacterial species in the jar, which likely came from the tap water.

Obama is widely believed to tap an ex-physicist who cuts military waste like a laser to become the next secretary of defense.

It should be noted that LA tap water, rather than NYC's famed brand, was chosen for the test.

Cervecerías Barú resolved problems with their draft system that prohibited them from selling on tap for almost seven years.

Ricky was very influenced by This Is Spinal Tap, and I was always a fan of Woody Allen movies.

The NSA had already built the infrastructure to tap into communications networks.

By the time I had done my toilette there was a tap at the door, and in another minute I was in the salle--manger.

"Come in," said a Cockney voice shrill with youth, in answer to her tap; and the child obeyed.

While thus occupied, there came a soft tap to the outer door—as was sure to be the case, the clerk being absent—and Val opened it.

Almost immediately there came a gentle tap at the door, and General Maxgregor entered.

Thus, the magnetic telegraph was expected for quite three hundred years before its first tap of the keys announced its presence.


On this page you'll find 141 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tap, such as: spigot, valve, cock, egress, hydrant, and nozzle.

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