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English definition of “tap”

tap

verb [T] (GET)    /tæp/ (-pp-)
to get or make use of something: For more than a century, Eastern cities have expanded their water supplies by tapping ever more remote sources. There is a rich vein of literary talent here just waiting to be tapped by publishers.Using and misusing
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