tap with

tap (someone or something) with (something)

To use some item or instrument to strike someone or something very swiftly and lightly. He tapped the nail with his hammer so as not to damage the wall. The police officer tapped the man with his baton and asked what he was up to.
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tap something with something

to make light blows on something with something. Alice tapped the table with her keys in an annoying fashion. Just tap the nail lightly with your hammer.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figure 1 presents a classic tap with four flutes and the chips' shape obtained during the tapping process.
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As a child, Allen studied dance and music at the Elma Lewis School in Roxbury and tap with Stanley Brown, which connects her son directly into the rich Boston lineage of African American artists and tappers, including Jimmy Slyde, Dianne Walker, and the late Leon Collins.
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From Bali to Japan, choreographers are creating a fusion of tap with concepts as diverse as Afro-Cuban beat and Norse gods.
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"They're bringing together a new combination of musical and theater traditions, which is then presented hack in the States." An example is Brazilian-based Valeria Pinheiro of Vata Tap, who blends tap with legends of Afro-Brazilian deities (orixas).
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boasts a strong repertory of rhythm- and jazz-influenced tap with pieces by Cartier, Stegmann, Jay Fagan, and Lane Alexander, among others.
Add to these moderns Barry Blumenfeld, who calls his work Tap Fusion, a combo of tap with modern.