tape

tape
I UK [teɪp] / US noun
Word forms "tape":
singular tape plural tapes
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1)
a) [uncountable] a long thin plastic band on which you can record sounds, pictures, or information
on tape:

We've got the concert on tape.

b) [countable] a plastic case called a cassette containing tape that you can use for recording something or on which something has been recorded

This is a great tape – have you heard it?

a blank tape (= with nothing recorded on it):

We need a blank tape so that we can record the film.

2) [uncountable] a long thin band of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used for sticking things together
3) [countable] British informal a tape measure
4)
a) [countable/uncountable] a long thin band of cloth or plastic used for fastening things together or for marking the edges of an area

Police roped off the area with yellow tape after the incident.

b) the tape a long thin band stretched across the line where a race ends

II UK [teɪp] / US verb
Word forms "tape":
present tense I/you/we/they tape he/she/it tapes present participle taping past tense taped past participle taped
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1) [intransitive/transitive] to record sounds or pictures using tape

Did you tape the film last night?

2)
a) [transitive] to stick something onto a surface using tape that is sticky on one side
tape something to something:

There was a notice taped to the door.

b) tape or tape up to fasten something using tape that is sticky on one side

The box had been firmly taped shut.

3) tape or tape up
[transitive] mainly American to wrap a part of your body tightly with a special band of cloth because it is injured or weak

have someone/something tapedBritish

informal to understand someone or something perfectly and to know how to deal with them effectively


You can't fool me. I've got you taped.

Phrasal verbs:

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