Definition for TAP

TAP, v.t.2 [Sax. tæppan; Sw. tappa; Dan. tapper; D. tappen; G. zapfen.]

  1. To pierce or broach a cask, and insert a tap.
  2. To open a cask and draw liquor. Addison.
  3. To pierce for letting out fluid; as, to tap a tumor; to tap a dropsical person. Sharp.
  4. To box, or bore into; as, to tap a maple tree to obtain the sap for making sugar. Mease.

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