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Noun: tapping  ta-ping
  1. The sound of light blow or knock
    "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"
Verb: tap (tapped,tapping)  tap
  1. Strike lightly
    "He tapped me on the shoulder";
    - tip
     
  2. Make light, repeated taps on a surface
    "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently";
    - rap, knock, pink
     
  3. Draw from or dip into to get something
    "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
     
  4. Draw from; make good use of
    "we must tap the resources we are given wisely";
    - exploit
     
  5. Secretly listen in on a communication channel (esp. a telephone) in order to get information
    "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy";
    - wiretap, intercept, bug
     
  6. Furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
    "tap a cask of wine"
     
  7. Walk with a tapping sound
     
  8. Draw (liquor) from a tap
    "tap beer in a bar";
    - pull [Brit, informal]
     
  9. Pierce in order to draw a liquid from
    "tap a maple tree for its syrup"; "tap a keg of beer"
     
  10. [informal] Ask for or obtain money or information from someone
     
  11. Cut a female screw thread with a tap
     
  12. Dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
    "Glover taps better than anybody";
    - tapdance

Derived forms: tappings

Type of: apply, cut, dance, draw, draw off, earwig [Brit, informal], eavesdrop, employ, furnish, go, listen in, pierce, provide, render, sound, strike, supply, take out, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, walk, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Tapping, Western Australia

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