tap down

tap something down

to pound something down with light blows. Please tap that nail down so no one gets hurt on it. Tap down the tack, if you would.
See also: down, tap
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I was confident turning in, gave him a tap down the shoulder and he picked up well and stayed on strongly to the line.
Often we had really good positions to launch attacks from, whether line-outs in their half or even when we took a tap down there we played our way down there and then just turned the ball over.
The family has to carry in its drinking water from a tap down the street.
Garcia marked his ball on what was the ninth hole of his round, but then reached forward with his putter to tap down something on the green.
Connacht went to the corner with the penalty and made Scarlets pay, getting the drive on after Craig Clarke's tap down and Jason Harris-Wright scored after they mauled their way over to make it 24-21 after 67 minutes.
The Yorkshireman is facing a disciplinary tribunal for using his golf ball to tap down a spike mark on his putting line at last month's BMW Masters in China.
However, wing Fetu'u Vainikolo did tap down for two late tries for the visitors which added to the eight points contributed by the boots of Fangatapu 'Apikotoa and Latiume Fosita.
Dyson, 35, was disqualified from last month's BMW Masters in Shanghai - meaning he could no longer qualify for the Race to Dubai finale this weekend - after using a golf ball to tap down what appeared to be a spike mark.
employers created 165,000 jobs in April, helping to tap down unemployment modestly to 7.
McIlroy, who had only managed 12 holes of his second round, said: "The greens were spiking up a bit and the official just asked us, out of courtesy to players behind, if we could tap down any spike marks we saw.
It is like turning the tap down instead of making the bucket bigger.
Gigginstown House Stud's sixyear-old gave backers only a splitsecond of doubt when pricking his ears mischievously approaching the final fence, but a firm tap down the shoulder by jockey Davy Russell refocused the Galway winner, who galloped away to score by six and a half lengths.
The game could not have started any better for Caldy when Gavin Woods collected a tap down on the 10 metre line and raced clear of the would be defenders to score under the post.