golpetear

golpetear
transitive verb
1. (to hit lightly) 
a. to tap 
El maestro golpeteó el pizarrón con la tiza.The teacher tapped the board with the chalk.
¿Quién me golpeteó en el hombro?Who tapped me on the shoulder?
El alumno aburrido golpeteaba la mesa con los nudillos.The bored student was drumming on the table with his knuckles.
intransitive verb
2. (to hit lightly) 
a. to rattle 
Ese tornillo suelto sigue golpeteando dentro del motor.That loose screw keeps rattling inside the engine.
b. to patter 
La lluvia golpeteaba en el techo.The rain pattered on the roof.
golpetear
transitive verb
intransitive verb
(martillear) to drum; tap; (traquetear) to rattle;
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