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tapped

Completely exhausted or depleted of some resource. A: "Do you want to place another bet?" B: "Nah, I'm tapped." Do we have any more ink cartridges? This one's tapped.
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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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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?
in the power approach, the furnace is tapped and the electrodes lowered until an arc is struck right on the bottom.
The tests were performed initially using both coated and uncoated taps of each type and the wear was measured after 4,5 holes tapped. At the beginning the tool was unclamped after each hole in order to measure the wear but it was observed that the wear does not advance so fast.
Glover not only tapped, but sang, talked to the audience, and wore an elegant suit--what some consider to be a major departure from his baggy pants, straight-dancing stance, listening down instead of looking up.
Gregory Hines returned in Sophisticated Ladies in 1981, Tommy Tune tapped alongside Honi Coles in My One and Only in 1983; and that same year, The Tap Dance Kid introduced a young dancer named Savior Glover.
HPF's carbide insert increases tool life up to 30x, resulting in lower cost per tapped hole.
Cleanout cutting taps remove dirt, paint, weld splatter, and other obstructions in tapped holes.
She tapped on tabletops and trod the backs of shirtless he-men, hoofing it up with Ginger Rogers and Bob Fosse.
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.
Depending on the size, configuration, and model of the heating control valve to be produced, five to ten tapped holes are machined into each die casting including inlet, outlet, and pressure holes.
At 21 Below!, she and Holliday jammed together to Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday," a tune that was first tapped to by the legendary Bunny Briggs.