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Definition of tap

What is the definition of "tap"?
  • tapverb-transitive
  • 1. To strike gently with a light blow or blows: I tapped you on the shoulder to get your attention.
    2. To give a light rap with: tap a pencil.
    3. To produce with a succession of light blows: tap out a rhythm.
    4. To select, as for membership in an organization; designate. See Synonyms at appoint.
    5. To repair (shoe heels or toes) by applying a thin layer of leather or a substitute material.


Use "tap" in a sentence
  • "The high hat on the drums started pulsing. * tap tap tap tap* Bursting from within the amp came the familiar opening ring of "Listen to Her Heart.""

    "At the head of each procession walked an Indian beating a drum, _tap, tap, tap_, without a vestige of time."

    "By and by she heard another little _tap, tap, tap_ on the window-pane."

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  • Spanish: tap
  • German: tap
  • French: tap
  • Mandarin: tap
  • Japanese: tap

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