tap into

tap into
a) To establish a connection with something, especially in order to take advantage of something

When he ran out of money, he decided to tap into his trust fund.

b) To access a resource or object.

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  • tap into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tap into : present tense I/you/we/they tap into he/she/it taps into present participle tapping into past tense tapped into past participle tapped into 1) same as tap I, 4) There is a supply of skilled workers… …   English dictionary

  • tap into — phrasal to make a strong or advantageous connection with < trying to tap into a new market > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tap into — phr verb Tap into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑market, ↑reservoir, ↑source, ↑vein …   Collocations dictionary

  • ˈtap ˌinto sth — phrasal verb same as tap There is a supply of skilled workers that businesses can tap into.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • tap into — phrasal : to make a usually advantageous connection with clothing that … taps into the currents of popular culture John Duka …   Useful english dictionary

  • tap into (to) —  Access, make contact with …   American business jargon

  • tap — [tæp] noun on tap ready for immediate use when you need it: • Foreign currency loans provide you with cash on tap in the appropriate currency. * * * Ⅰ. tap UK US /tæp/ verb ( pp ) ► [I or T] to get or make use of something that exists, such …   Financial and business terms

  • Tap Dogs — as the name suggests is a tap dance show, created by Australian dancer and Choreographer, Dein Perry. The original production of the show had its world premiere in January 1995 at the Sydney Theatre Festival in Australia.Due to the unique and or …   Wikipedia

  • tap — tap1 tappable, adj. /tap/, v., tapped, tapping, n. v.t. 1. to strike with a light but audible blow or blows; hit with repeated, slight blows: He tapped the door twice. 2. to make, put, etc., by tapping: to tap a nail into a wall. 3. to strike… …   Universalium

  • 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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