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 shuǐ lóng tóu faucet / tap
 qiāo to hit / to strike / to tap / to rap / to knock / to rip sb off / to overcharge
 kē to tap / to knock (against sth hard) / to knock (mud from boots, ashes from a pipe etc)
 zhēn tīng to eavesdrop / to tap (telephone conversations) / to intercept and investigate
 qīng dǎ tap / hit lightly
 pū to tap / to knock lightly / old variant of 撲|扑[pu1]
 bō zhuó (onom.) tap (on a door or window)
 shǔn strike, hit with hand / tap
 chù jī to touch / to tap / to contact / (baseball) to bunt
 diǎn chù to tap / to touch (a touchscreen)
 chōu tóu to take a percentage of the winnings (in gambling) / tap (in an electromagnetic coil) / drawer (of a desk etc)
 pú tao yá háng kōng gōng sī TAP
 lóng tóu faucet / water tap / bicycle handle bar / chief (esp. of gang) / boss / decision maker / (market) leader (of companies) / front end of mud-flow / figurehead on prow of dragon boat 龍船|龙船
 fā jué to excavate / to explore / (fig.) to unearth / to tap into
 zì lái shuǐ running water / tap water
 tī tà wǔ tap dance
 dū to tap lightly
 tī tà wǔ tap dance / step dance
, 社  public water pump / communal tap
 bàn píng shuǐ xiǎng dīng dāng lit. if you tap a half-empty bottle it makes a sound (idiom) / fig. empty vessels make the most noise / one who has a little knowledge likes to show off, but one who is truly knowledgeable is modest

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