tap·​ping | \ ˈta-piŋ How to pronounce tapping (audio) \

Definition of tapping

: the act, process, or means by which something is tapped

Examples of tapping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Social media influencers are a part of the daily media diet of swiping, scrolling and double-tapping for many teens and adults. Nile Fortner, sun-sentinel.com, 30 Sep. 2021 This Saturday, take a mini road trip to Rockwall for SIREN ROCKtoberfest, an all-day event featuring live music, German food, a dachshund race, a keg roll competition, and the tapping of their new Oktoberfest beer. Dallas News, 29 Sep. 2021 There’s FlexiSpy that offers call-tapping, Spytech for mobile devices and NetVizor that has a remote takeover feature. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021 What to expect: Award-winning craft beers, polka party with live music, ceremonial keg tapping, rouladen, pork shank and jägerschnitzel. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2021 The Indigenous groups and nonnative settlers who live there, however, may engage in more traditional and sustainable harvesting, such as rubber tapping and the collection of wild nuts, fruits, and fiber. Brian Barth, The New Republic, 7 Sep. 2021 The Browns host the Houston Texans at 1 p.m. Limited game-day menu with food specials, keg tapping and parade and live entertainment are on tap. Marc Bona, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2021 The festival kicks off with a keg-tapping and blessing of Wiedemann's Mango Hefeweizen Luau brew at the armed services memorial by City Hall. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 4 Aug. 2021 While the signs of phone tapping were evident, Singh was not prepared for what happened next. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of tapping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2021

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“Tapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapping. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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