tap into (sth)

Meaning(s)

1. exploit or access something

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tap into a feeling/new market

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To 'tap into' something means to make a connection with something, particularly a large resource in order to gain from it or to exploit it in some way. You can 'tap into' something to access it or to avail of it.

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  1. The politician tapped into widespread public anger at the current state of the country in order to win the election.
  2. When I run out of money I tap into my savings account. It's not a good habit to get into.
  3. I'd love to play music in this town. I wonder where I can tap into the local talent.

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  1. The teacher could see that that her students were very energetic and creative, and wanted to find a way of tapping into that.
  2. The company created the product because they wanted to tap into a new market.

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