- strike (someone or something) with a quick light blow or blows；strike (something) against something else with a quick light blow or blows
- a quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow；tap dancing
verb: tap, 3rd person present: taps, gerund or present participle: tapping, past tense: tapped, past participle: tapped
noun: tap, plural noun: taps
- 1. strike (someone or something) with a quick light blow or blows one of my staff tapped me on the shoulder 同義詞
- ▪ strike (something) against something else with a quick light blow or blows Gloria was tapping her feet in time to the music
- ▪ produce (a rhythm) with a series of quick light blows on a surface drums that tapped out a rumba beat
- ▪ write or enter (something) using a keyboard or keypad he tapped out a few words on the keyboard
- 2. US informal designate or select (someone) for a task or honor, especially membership of an organization or committee he had been tapped earlier to serve in Costa Rica
- 1. a quick light blow, or the sound of such a blow there was a sharp tap at the door 同義詞
- 2. tap dancing a rhythm much used in tap
- ▪ a piece of metal attached to the toe and heel of a tap dancer's shoe to make a tapping sound.
- 3. US a bugle call for lights to be put out in army quarters the bugler played taps
- ▪ a bugle call sounded at a military funeral.