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Noun
An act of making a light hit or strike against something
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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The process or industry of obtaining coal or other minerals from a mine
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Continuous drumming
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The action or process of penetrating something
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Utilizing or employing something intangible
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Present participle for to strike with a quick light blow or blows
“To pollinate tomatoes, tap on the bamboo stakes once in the morning and once at night when you notice the petals of the flower are curved back.”
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Present participle for to give a quick and light nudge, jab or poke
“He doesn't hear me over the music, so I tap him on the shoulder.”
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Present participle for to press or push a button
Tap the button to begin recording.”
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Present participle for to draw or drain (liquid) from a source
“One lucky customer gets to tap the keg and will get their first glass free of charge.”
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Present participle for to use, exploit or take advantage of something
“What a treat to be able to tap into his wealth of wisdom and insight.”
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Present participle for to pierce or make a hole in something, typically to drain liquid or insert a screw
“It required only about 30 minutes to locate, drill and tap, deburr, and then mount the new sight.”
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Present participle for to advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club
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“It was his record in organization and promotion that led State Fair directors to tap him for the post.”
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Present participle for to connect a device to (a telephone) so that conversation can be listened to secretly
“The devices were intended to tap phone lines used by the various governments, and were reportedly installed at the building's switchboard.”
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Present participle for to come into general physical contact with
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Present participle for strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in through a door
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Present participle for make a repeated light tapping sound
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Present participle for to strike or pick up with the beak
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Present participle for light touch
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Present participle for to pierce (a cask) to draw out liquid
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Present participle for to produce a recurrent tapping sound or indicate by such a sound
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Present participle for to cause to be empty or vacant
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Present participle for to drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes
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Tapping out
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Present participle for to kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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Present participle for to use, empty or drain completely
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Present participle for to provide incentives for
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Present participle for to study or check into thoroughly
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Present participle for to reveal or disclose
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Present participle for to obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Present participle for make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper
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Present participle for identify or select
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(of a hole or opening) Present participle for to unplug
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