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tap down

To drive or pack something down by repeatedly striking it lightly and swiftly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tap" and "down." Just tap the piece down gently. You could break the whole machine if you hit it too hard. He tapped down the tobacco into his pipe and lit it with a match.
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tap something down

to pound something down with light blows. Please tap that nail down so no one gets hurt on it. Tap down the tack, if you would.
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England scored inside the opening three minutes for a fifth successive Test, the lightningfast May tapping down Elliot Daly's chip ahead after the fullback had sprinted into open space.
They scored inside the opening three minutes for a fifth successive Test, the lightning-fast May tapping down Elliot Daly's chip ahead after the full-back had sprinted into open space.
He was also penalized at the Greenbrier Classic last weekend for tapping down some long grass with his club.
Learn to flex your pinky on your left hand down to the Ctrl key while tapping down on the F key.
Surely, the last thing the Tour needed so soon after Simon Dyson was fined 30 grand for a "serious rules breach" by tapping down a spike mark at the BMW Masters in Shanghai last October.
It follows Dyson being caught on TV tapping down a spike mark with his ball on the line of a putt during the second round of the BMW Masters in China last week.
Tapping down notes on your iPhone is now the norm for professional janitorial service companies using this new app.
He thought he might get a two-shot penalty for tapping down the ground as a chip came back to him on the 12th, but he escaped that because it was down in anger rather than with the intention to improve his lie.
But before I could answer him he went tapping down the path as his pure-white cane was shining in the morning sunlight.
Video footage showed Garcia tapping down something on the 18th.
The Englishman (above) was rightly disqualified after a television viewer spotted him tapping down a spike mark, meaning his scorecard was subsequently incorrectly signed without a two-shot penalty.
But start tapping down the list and it emerges many of those jobs are actually hundreds of miles away.
As for Dyson's disqualification for tapping down a spike mark on the line of his putt, my first reaction on watching the video was, "What was he thinking?" You have to take at face value his insistence it was an honest mistake he had no recollection of doing.