tapping

noun
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 Some contact, like shoulder tapping and ankle grabbing, is allowed. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "14 super creepy haunted houses and attractions in Central Indiana that are open in 2020," 8 Oct. 2020 The Pumpkin Pie Ale tapping will be in the Covington taproom on Saturday, Oct. 3, at noon. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Graeter's limited seasonal Pumpkin Pie Ale is back at Braxton Brewing Co.," 2 Oct. 2020 Many of your favorite songs will be played during this upbeat, toe tapping and most importantly, fun activity. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 17 Sep. 2020 Kirk Cousins threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns, hitting Kyle Rudolph for a one-handed, toe-tapping grab in the back of the end zone for a 30-25 lead with 10:22 left. Dave Campbell, Star Tribune, "Titans top winless Vikes 31-30; Gostkowski has 6 FGs," 27 Sep. 2020 The result, as much as Fitzpatrick’s play, was important because at 0-3 the season would’ve been effectively done and the toe-tapping for Tua Tagovailoa would’ve been in full order (at least by me). Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins' 31-13 win over Jaguars," 24 Sep. 2020 Many of your favorite songs will be played during this upbeat, toe tapping and most importantly, fun activity. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 17 Sep. 2020 Many of your favorite songs will be played during this upbeat, toe tapping and most importantly, fun activity. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 17 Sep. 2020 Many of your favorite songs will be played during this upbeat, toe tapping and most importantly, fun activity. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of tapping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tapping was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

16 Oct 2020

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“Tapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tapping. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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