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tapping

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[ tap-ing ]
/ ˈtæp ɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that taps or strikes lightly.
the sound produced by this.

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Origin of tapping

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late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at tap1, -ing1

Definition for tapping (2 of 2)

tapping2
[ tap-ing ]
/ ˈtæp ɪŋ /

noun

the act of tapping casks, telephone conversations, etc.
something that is drawn by tapping.

Origin of tapping

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First recorded in 1590–1600; tap2 + -ing1
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