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3 definitions found
 for Tapping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tap \Tap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tapping.] [F. taper to strike; of Teutonic origin; cf.
     dial. G. tapp, tapps, a blow, tappe a paw, fist, G. tappen to
     grope.]
     1. To strike with a slight or gentle blow; to touch gently;
        to rap lightly; to pat; as, to tap one with the hand or a
        cane.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To put a new sole or heel on; as, to tap shoes.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tapping
      n 1: the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of
           the man's cane"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "tapping":
     aspiration, banging, blasting, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching,
     bursting, cracking, crashing, cupping, drafting, drainage,
     draining, drawing, emptying, exploding, explosive, flapping,
     knocking, milking, phlebotomy, pipetting, popping, pumping,
     rapping, siphoning, slapping, slatting, sucking, suction,
     venesection
  
  

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