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tape

noun  us   /teɪp/

tape noun (STICKY MATERIAL)

[U] a long, narrow strip of plastic, cloth, or paper that is sticky on one side and is used to attach things: masking/duct tape packing/electrical tape trademark Scotch tape

tape noun (RECORDING MATERIAL)

[C/U] a long, narrow strip of plastic or thin metal used to record and play sound or sound and pictures; a cassette or videotape : [C] Did you make a tape of Tyler’s concert? [U] Is that movie available on tape yet?

tape noun (strip)

[C] a long, narrow strip of cloth, paper, or thin metal: a tape measure

tape

verb [T]  us   /teɪp/

tape verb [T] (USE STICKY MATERIAL)

to use a thin strip of material to attach or join things: I taped a note on her door. He taped the pages back together.

tape verb [T] (RECORD)

to record sound and pictures on a long, narrow strip of plastic or thin metal: This song was taped live in concert.
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