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tape

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtapetape1 /teΙͺp/ ●●● S3 W3 AWL noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 for recording a) [uncountable]TCR narrow plastic material covered with a special magnetic substance, on which you can record sounds, pictures, or computer informationon tape (=recorded on tape) πŸ”Š We’ve got the film on tape. πŸ”Š I hate hearing my voice on tape. b) [countable]TCR a special plastic box containing a length of tape that you can record sound on syn cassette πŸ”Š I’ll listen to the tape tomorrow. πŸ”Š William lent me some of his Beatles tapes.tape of πŸ”Š We played a tape of African music and began dancing. πŸ”Š Bring me a blank tape and I’ll record it for you. c) TCR[countable] a special plastic box containing a length of tape that you can record sound and pictures on syn videotape2 sticky material [uncountable]D a narrow length of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used to stick things together syn Sellotape British English, Scotch tape American English πŸ”Š a photo stuck to the wall with tape3 thin piece of material [countable, uncountable]DT a long thin piece of plastic or cloth used for purposes such as marking out an area of ground or tying things together πŸ”Š Crime-scene tape marked out the position of the murdered man.4 β†’ the tape5 for measuring [countable]TZ a tape measure β†’ red tape
Examples from the Corpus
tapeβ€’ Future schoolboys may look at tape of the shopping channels.β€’ They can improve lighting, put contrasting tape on stairs, and use dark-colored dishes when serving light-colored foods.β€’ This is done while the transfer of both pictures and original sound is being made on to a copy tape.β€’ This latter case will favour the use of a sequential magnetic tape file.β€’ Now that I have a CD player, I don't listen to my tapes anymore.β€’ Note the crepe paper tape which can be used to lay down lines of various widths.β€’ Compared to open-reel tape machines they are also easier to load and store and provide better protection for the tape.β€’ On one wall, a walnut credenza held a stereo tape player.β€’ Endorsed by famed consultant Zig Ziglar, Drury instructs over 50,000 each year at live presentations and through video tapes.blank tapeβ€’ Put about ten on a blank tape, then play it once through to your Six.β€’ Using the freezer facility, can I put all my games on blank tapes to load faster?β€’ And the success of the established record industry's campaign for a royalty on blank tape could also contribute.β€’ Buying that blank tape had been a waste, for she knew she would never dare play it back.
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tapetape2 ●●○ AWL verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 record something [intransitive, transitive] (also tape record)TCR to record sound or pictures onto a tape πŸ”Š Would you mind if I taped this conversation? πŸ”Š Quiet – the machine’s still taping.2 stick something [transitive]STICK to stick something onto something else using tapetape something to something πŸ”Š There were two pictures taped to the side of the fridge.3 fasten something [transitive] (also tape up)FASTEN/DO UP to fasten a package, box etc with sticky tape4 injury [transitive] (also tape up) especially American EnglishMH to tie a bandage firmly around an injured part of someone’s body syn strap British English πŸ”Š His ankle had been taped. Grammar Tape is often passive in this meaning.5 β†’ have (got) something/somebody taped
β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tapeβ€’ This call has been taped, for the record.β€’ You just tape her by the wings to an applicator stick using Scotch tape.β€’ Those fanatics who taped John Peel sessions were disturbed by the album's lack of clarity.β€’ There was a dartboard above the phone with a picture of Thatcher taped over it.β€’ And him always bumming on to Derek about how he'd taped the whole of Brideshead Revisited.β€’ Do you mind if I tape this interview?β€’ They've got this taped up so well I can't get it open.β€’ Wilkins came out of the game to get his knee taped up.tape something to somethingβ€’ Why is this envelope taped to the refrigerator?
From Longman Business Dictionarytapetape /teΙͺp/ (also magnetic tape, mag tape) noun [countable, uncountable]COMPUTING narrow plastic material, usually inside a plastic box, used for storing computer information, sounds, or picturesThese tapes are held centrally and are accessible to many users.Court proceedings are usually recorded on tape. β†’ see also red tape, ticker tape
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Verb table
tape
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytape
he, she, ittapes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytaped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave taped
he, she, ithas taped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad taped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tape
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have taped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam taping
he, she, itis taping
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you, we, theyare taping
Past
I, he, she, itwas taping
you, we, theywere taping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been taping
he, she, ithas been taping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been taping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be taping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been taping
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