tap out
intransitive verb Date: 1939 to run out of money by betting

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tap out — verb beat out a rhythm • Syn: ↑beat out, ↑thump out • Hypernyms: ↑beat • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something * * * tap out [phrasal …   Useful english dictionary

  • tap out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tap out : present tense I/you/we/they tap out he/she/it taps out present participle tapping out past tense tapped out past participle tapped out a) to create a particular pattern of sounds by hitting a surface …   English dictionary

  • tap out — 1. in. to lose one’s money gambling or in the securities markets. (See also tapped.) □ I’m gonna tap out in about three more rolls just watch. □ I really tapped out on that gold mining stock. 2. in. to die; to expire. □ My dog tapped out after… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tap out — PHRASAL VERB If you tap out a rhythm, a code, or a number, you indicate it by hitting a surface or a machine such as a telephone. [V P n (not pron)] Dermot joined her, his eyes on the dance floor, his fingers tapping out a rhythm on the table...… …   English dictionary

  • tap out — phr verb Tap out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑rhythm …   Collocations dictionary

  • tap out — verb a) To produce (a message, rhythm, or other thing) by tapping. He tapped his opponent out in what seemed like ten seconds. b) To submit to an opponent by tapping ones hand repeatedly either on the arena or the opponents body. Syn: tap …   Wiktionary

  • tap out — v. lose all one s money (often through gambling) …   English slang

  • tap — tap1 S3 [tæp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(water/gas)¦ 2¦(a light hit)¦ 3 on tap 4¦(dancing)¦ 5¦(telephone)¦ 6¦(barrel)¦ 7¦(tune)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1, 3, 5, 6; Origin: Old English tAppa] [Sense: 2, 4, 7 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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