tap out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
    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.

See also main entry: tap