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British informal (esp of a professional soccer club) the illicit practice of attempting to recruit a player while he is still bound by contract to another team
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Words nearby tapping up
tap pants, Tappan Zee, tapper, tappet, tapping, tapping up, tappit-hen, taproom, taproot, taps, tapsal-teerie
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How to use tapping up in a sentence
"I must look 'ee out a perfect one," said Mrs. Vercoe, tapping up one after another and rapping them with her knuckles.The Carroll Girls|Mabel Quiller-Couch
But when my work was over, after "tapping up" a bit, I'd take my own "square missus" out—you bet we made a hit.War's Brighter Side|Julian Ralph.
As the goat went tapping up the steps a stir within announced the dreaded demonstration.Moods|Louisa May Alcott
But Mr. Cato was tapping up the dotted stairway with his bow.Emmy Lou|George Madden Martin