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tapped

(tæpt)
1. and tapped out mod. broke. The consumer is just about tapped. Don’t expect much buying in that sector.
2. and tapped out mod. exhausted. I need a nap. I’m tapped out.
3. and tapped out mod. ruined. We are tapped. That really did it to us.
4. mod. arrested. (As if one were tapped on the shoulder by a police officer.) I knew I was gonna get tapped eventually, but I just couldn’t stop stealing.
See also: tap
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I tapped the sliding door to the garden with a battery I removed from a clock.
Which soda bottle had the highest frequency when you tapped on it: the large one when it was full, the large one when it was empty, or the small one when it was empty?
You should have heard a difference between the sound produced by the empty versus the paper-filled soda bottle, When you tapped on the paper-filled bottle, the paper absorbed some of the sound waves before the waves bounced back to your ears.
in the power approach, the furnace is tapped and the electrodes lowered until an arc is struck right on the bottom.
Many factors must be considered in selecting the right tap and tapholding devices, including the method of tapping (manual or machine), the material to be tapped (heat treatment), the length of thread or depth of the tapped hole, required tolerance or class of fit, as well as the production equipment being used.
The second half led off with 20-something Reggio the Hoofer and his partner, tiny, 80-something Ernest "Brownie" Brown, who tapped sitting in chairs.
With drills taking up 40% of the tool slots in machining centers and producing 60% of the resultant chips, a lot of holes are being created, and most end up tapped.
she and Holliday jammed together to Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday," a tune that was first tapped to by the legendary Bunny Briggs.
They tapped together in high school events and at local functions held at Miles College.
Once, she tapped up and down the steps of the Washington Monument in an attention-getting "I Ain't A'Fred A'staires.
In the Sunday program, a youngster, James Lowenthal, solo tapped to the delight of the young audience.
Van Cayseele was 21 years old and hadn't tapped a lick.
Steel beams are raised on command while metal structures are split apart into jagged pieces to be tapped through with care.
Though they were three sizes too big, I tapped in them as he snapped his fingers to the beat of my feet.