tap at (something)

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tap at (something)

To strike something lightly, swiftly, and repeatedly. You're never going to drive the stake into the ground tapping at it with your hammer like that. I could have sworn I heard someone tapping at the window, but there was no one there when I got up to check.
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tap at something

to make one or more light blows on something. Fred tapped at the door, but no one heard him. Who is tapping at my window?
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Last week the water taps on the Market and at Rozet were already connected, this week the water taps at Musis and the New Square will follow.
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