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tape

noun [C or U] uk   /teɪp/ us  

tape noun [C or U] (RECORDING)

thin plastic in a long, narrow strip with a magnetic covering that allows sounds or sounds and pictures to be recorded and played again, especially one on which sound is (to be) recorded: magnetic tape I've got that film on tape (= recorded) if you want to borrow it. If you give me a blank tape (= one with nothing on it) I'll record it for you.Audio and video equipment

tape noun [C or U] (STRIP)

a long, narrow strip of material that is sometimes sticky on one side: UK sticky tapeBands, straps and strips the (finishing) tape a tape stretched across the finishing line of a race that the winner breaks as they finishAthleticsSurfaces on which sports take place

tape

verb [T] uk   /teɪp/ us  

tape verb [T] (RECORD)

to record something on tapeRecording sounds and images

tape verb [T] (USE STICKY STRIPS)

to use strips of sticky material, especially to fix two things together or to fasten a parcel: She taped a note to the door.Fastening and tying
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