tap for

tap (one) for (something)

To select someone for some particular opportunity, especially to take up a specific role, position, or purpose. Often used in passive constructions. The decorated general has been tapped by the president for the position of Secretary of State. I can't believe the boss tapped me for the big promotion!
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tap for

v.
To select someone for something, such as an appointment to an office: The mayor tapped his top aide for the position of communications director.
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Devika, another Indian contact from Rhoda Grauer of the Asia Society, organized gigs for me to tap for children, teenagers, students at the Indian Institute of Technology (their equivalent of M.
When his good friend Soman, a powerful journalist of Kerala, discovered that my tap could be "topical," he staged a demonstration at the Secretariat, the seat of government, so I could tap for the people.
Tap breakage can be caused by everything from improper selection of tap for material and threading application to a missing tap drill hole on multiple spindle applications on transfer lines.