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Michael tapped his nose with his forefinger.
He tapped another code into the computer.
Several young men sat tapping away at keyboards (=using computers).
We could hear someone tapping at the door.
I tapped him on the shoulder and he jumped.
The scheme aimed to tap underground water resources.
tapping trees for rubber
This is the British English definition of tap. View American English definition of tap.
someone who studies the stars
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