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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.
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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?
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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.
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