Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

tap into (sth)

tap intotap into something
Meaning(s)
1) exploit or access something
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • tap into a feeling/new market
  • Analysis
    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.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    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.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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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