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tapping

verb (1)
present participle of tap

Synonyms of tapping

(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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tapping

verb (2)
present participle of tap

Synonyms & Antonyms of tapping (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

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“Tapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tapping. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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