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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytap out
he/she/ittaps out
present participletapping out
past tensetapped out
past participletapped out
  1. to create a particular pattern of sounds by hitting a surface gently with your fingers
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of tap out
    1. a.
      to use your fingers to do something such as call a telephone number or write something using a computer keyboard

      I could hear him tapping out another job application.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of tap out
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