The German chancellor on Friday called the Nobel tap “a wonderful decision.”
So it stands to reason that when Ben Bernanke finally turns off the tap, the housing market should soften.
President Obama is poised to tap CIA Director Leon Panetta to succeed Robert Gates.
From Hillary to Rand to Jeb to Joe, all will tap the personal likability benefits Fallon and his writers uniquely provide.
"The lack of originality is stunning," Dergaradebian says in reference to the nine sequels on tap for this summer.
At that moment he heard a tap at the door, and opening it, Lawrence was standing on the threshold.
The tap on the door broke his reverie, and he looked up, annoyed.
That evening there was a tap at the state-room door of Miss Jennie Brewster.
It is only the tap you turn to let Thirlmere come into your basins.
They tap his window all day long, To sit and joke or crow a song.
"strike lightly," c.1200, from Old French taper "tap, rap, strike," from a Gallo-Romance or Germanic source ultimately imitative of the sound of rapping. Meaning "to designate for some duty or for membership" is recorded from 1952, from notion of a tap on the shoulder. Related: Tapped; tapping.
"to supply with a tap," Old English tæppian, from source of tap (n.1). Meaning "to draw liquor with a tap" is from mid-15c. Extended sense of "make use of" is first recorded 1570s. Meaning "to listen in secretly" (1869), originally with reference to telegraph wires. Tapped out "broke" is 1940s slang, perhaps from the notion of having tapped all one's acquaintances for loans already (cf. British slang on the tap "begging, making requests for loans," 1932).
"stopper, faucet," Old English tæppa, from Proto-Germanic *tappon (cf. Middle Dutch tappe, Dutch tap, Old High German zapfo, German zapfen). Originally a tapering cylindrical peg (hence taproot). Phrase on tap "ready for use" is recorded from late 15c.
"light blow or stroke," late 14c., from tap (v.1). Tap dancer first recorded 1927, from tap (n.) in the sense of "metal plate over the heel of a shoe" (1680s).
"device to listen in secretly on telephone calls," 1923, from tap (v.2) in the "listen secretly" sense.
The removal of fluid from a body cavity. v. tapped, tap·ping, taps
To withdraw fluid from a body cavity, as with a trocar and cannula, hollow needle, or catheter.
To strike lightly with the finger or a hammerlike instrument, as in percussion or to elicit a tendon reflex.
: Tap, also tap-off and tip-off. A jump ball. The center jump which begins the game (1980s+ Basketball)