English version

tap something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtap something ↔ out phrasal verb1 to hit something lightly, especially with your fingers or foot, in order to make a pattern of sounds He whistled the tune and tapped out the rhythm.2 to write something with a computer Brian tapped out a name on his small electronic organizer. tap→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tap outThese things hardly disturb me, as I tap these words out.He shook hands with Edward, tapped his pipe out at the bar, nodded, and left.
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Verb table
tap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytap
he, she, ittaps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tapped
he, she, ithas tapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tapping
he, she, itis tapping
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you, we, theyare tapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas tapping
you, we, theywere tapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tapping
he, she, ithas been tapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tapping
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