tapped out


Definition of tapped out

1 : out of money : broke
2 : spent, exhausted tapped out after months on the road

Examples of tapped out in a Sentence

the prosecutor was mentally and physically tapped out after the long trial
Recent Examples on the Web Drew Gulak was called out on commentary for being late to ringing the bell when Shotzi Blackheart tapped out. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 That’s because the smaller countries in OPEC Plus, such as Kuwait and Venezuela, have tapped out their oil production. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2022 Known for their high refractive indices and high chromium content, the gems are top contenders for the title of world’s rarest emeralds, simply for the fact that the mines are largely tapped out. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 7 Feb. 2022 In the early morning hours, Carrillo tapped out a message to an unnamed judge and several media outlets and attached 100 pages of documents portraying herself as protecting her kids from abusers. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Like so many rock stars spending beyond their means, Leon Russell was soon tapped out. Steve Ditlea, SPIN, 14 Mar. 2022 Jared Walsh, representing the tying run, pinch-hit for Mayfield but tapped out to first. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Teaching reading, in particular, can put a strain on already tapped out teachers because the specialized skills needed aren't taught in many university education programs, Selinger, Covington-Cradle and others said. NBC News, 24 Mar. 2022 Joe Coleman stuck out as especially nurturing, while Nayte Olukoya struggled to compete and tapped out from the last challenge after a back injury. Haley Kluge, Variety, 23 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tapped out

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Tapped out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapped%20out. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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