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 Meanings and Examples of TAP
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
tap
 v.  hit something gently, and often repeatedly, especially making short, sharp noises
 n.  a device that controls the flow of gas or water from pipe
Classic Sentence: (136 in 10 pages)
1  It came slowly along the passage, and there was a feeble tap at the door.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
2  Neither of them had time to speak, however, before there was a tap at the door, and the spokesman of the street Arabs, young Wiggins, introduced his insignificant and unsavoury person.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
3  Oliver was frightened at the sight of so many gentlemen, which made him tremble: and the beadle gave him another tap behind, which made him cry.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  She had just tasted her first cup, when she was disturbed by a soft tap at the room-door.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  'Never mind him, my dear,' said the Jew, winking at Mr. Dawkins, and giving Master Bates a reproving tap with the nozzle of the bellows.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  A soft tap at the door, at length announced that some one was without.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
7  The silence was broken by the clash of the garden gate, a tap at the door, and its opening.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
8  Then there was a loud and authoritative tap.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
9  The question was hardly out of my mouth, and Holmes had not yet opened his lips to reply, when we heard a heavy footfall in the passage and a tap at the door.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
10  The sound was repeated, and then there came a gentle tap at the door.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
11  I was still dressing in my bedroom next morning, when there was a tap at the door and Holmes entered, a telegram in his hand.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
12  Turning his back upon us he laid down his burden, and the next instant there was the sound of a sharp tap, followed by a clatter and rattle.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
13  I gave it a last tap, tried all the screws again, put one more drop of oil on the quartz rod, and sat myself in the saddle.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
14  He took up his pipe, and began, in his old accustomed manner, to tap with it nervously upon the bars of the grate.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
15  As the shrill words shot out Ethan heard a tap on the door, which he had drawn shut when he turned back from the threshold.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  You can ask for a chemical analysis of your tap water.
2  Connect the hose to the tap and turn on the tap.
3  A sharp tap on the knee usually causes an involuntary movement of the lower leg.
4  Hang your jacket up by the tap.
5  She bent her mouth to the tap and drank the tepid water.
6  He gave her a tap on the shoulder.
7  It will also develop techniques to locate and tap underground water reservoirs.
8  Microsoft is accusing Google with regard to Google's new App Sync software, which allows Gmail users to tap into any records they might deign to keep in Outlook.
9  The idea is to expand recruitment of spies beyond the traditional method of a discreet "tap on the shoulder" at university.
10  He was busy tapping away at his computer.
11  Police have decided not to lay charges over allegations of a telephone tapping operation.
12  I felt a tapping on my shoulder and I turned around.
13  She tapped on the glass partition and the car stopped.
14  I think my phone is being tapped.
15  The teacher tapped me on my shoulder.