tap (one) for (something)
1. 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!
2. To ask one for something, especially money. He tapped his parents for $50 to cover the cost of the ticket. Every week, Janet taps me for a couple dollars. It has really started adding up!
tap (one) to (do something)
To select someone to perform or undertake some specific action. Often used in passive constructions. The decorated attorney has been tapped by the president to lead the investigation. I can't believe the boss tapped me to run the new office in London!
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