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tapped

verb (1)
past tense of tap

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to strike or cause to strike lightly and usually rhythmically
  • tapped her foot in time to the music
  • kept tapping the desk with his pencil

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tapped

verb (2)
past tense of tap

Synonyms & Antonyms of tapped (Entry 2 of 2)

to remove (liquid) gradually or completely
  • the oil company tapped that first well completely dry

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“Tapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tapped. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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