[ UK /tˈæpt/ ]
[ US /ˈtæpt/ ]
  1. in a condition for letting out liquid drawn out as by piercing or drawing a plug
    latex from tapped rubber trees
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How To Use tapped In A Sentence

  • Mr Smith said the department's own funds, which have bankrolled major improvements in the naval service, had been well tapped and it was now time to explore new ways of funding.
  • She tapped her umbrella on the setts, calling haughtily for way, and way miraculously appeared. At Swim, Two Boys
  • When Schmidt tapped the chauffeur's arm, the man pressed a button that raised a glass panel at his back.
  • He was convinced his phone was being tapped.
  • The divided and conquered nature of the country has made it easy for oil to be tapped without raising the ire of countries worldwide.
  • Consumers remain hunkered down, and the Federal Reserve is nearly tapped out in providing monetary stimulus, so it can't replicate the sharp cuts in interest rates that gave the economy a big lift in the 1980s. Lessons of Reagan's Rebound
  • My finger tapped the ‘J’ key over and over, but not hard enough to make a letter appear on the screen.
  • She tapped the lid into place.
  • The point is we felt that all agencies had a fair opportunity to sell the property, that we tapped a wide spectrum of potential buyers, and came out of the deal satisfied with the overall marketing effort.
  • She gathered her courage and tapped at the frame of the screen door.
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