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See definition of tapping on Dictionary.com
  • as inmining
  • as intattoo
  • as intick

synonyms for tapping

  • drilling
  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • unearthing
See also synonyms for: tappings
  • rapping
  • drum signal
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How to use tapping in a sentence

Going forward, Wignall wants to understand the tapping in greater detail, determining how many taps are sufficient to pacify a spider and the number of spider species that the bugs are manipulating.
ASSASSIN BUGS TAP SPIDERS TO DISTRACT THEM BEFORE A LETHAL STRIKEJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 28, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
“It struck us early on that tapping prey was a really strange thing to do,” says Wignall, of Massey University in Albany, New Zealand.
ASSASSIN BUGS TAP SPIDERS TO DISTRACT THEM BEFORE A LETHAL STRIKEJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 28, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The student, Vera Zhou, didn’t notice the tapping at first because she was listening to music through her earbuds as she weaved through the crowd.
THE COVID TECH THAT IS INTIMATELY TIED TO CHINA’S SURVEILLANCE STATEDARREN BYLEROCTOBER 11, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It had a deep potential for performance that I didn’t come close to tapping—and which you probably can’t, or at least shouldn’t, experience off the controlled environment of a track.
ANYONE CAN DRIVE A SUPERCAR, BUT TRULY TAPPING ITS POTENTIAL IS ANOTHER MATTERROB VERGERJULY 28, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Tapping the trees for tuba is dangerous work, but Alila, you know, loves danger.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Seton, smoking one of the inevitable cheroots, watched him, tapping his teeth with the rim of his eyeglass.
DOPESAX ROHMER
She moved now deliberately to Um's fusuma, tapping lightly on the lacquered frame.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Some two hours after the tapping is done the flow entirely ceases and the tree must be tapped anew to secure a fresh flow.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
So sure is she that she suggests hanging the cigar in the hall and tapping it to see how the war is going.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
The birds were singing, black squirrels were jumping from bough to bough, and they could hear the tapping of the woodpecker.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TAPPING

  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • drilling
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.