Definition Of tapping


cut a thread in (something) to accept a screw.

For this I had to drill holes in the frame and tap them so the screws turn in the frame.

designate or select (someone) for a task or honor, especially membership in an organization or committee.

he had been tapped earlier to serve in Costa Rica

draw liquid through the tap or spout of (a cask, barrel, or other container).

bragging of tests they had aced and kegs they had tapped

strike (someone or something) with a quick light blow or blows.

one of my staff tapped me on the shoulder

the action of a person or thing that taps.

As I opened the door, I felt a tapping at my shoulder.

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Example Of tapping

  • "That's better," he murmured, the tapping of the keys masking his comment further.

  • A light tapping on my shoulder interrupted my inner diatribe.

  • As I opened the door, I felt a tapping at my shoulder.

  • As she walked through the door, sounds of tapping on the keyboards and the faint whirring of the photocopy machine greeted her.

  • But as soon as she saw what the tapping was, she grew irritated.

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