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tape noun

1 magnetic material used for recording

ADJ. magnetic The data is stored on the magnetic tape. | audio, computer, video (also videotape) | recording

VERB + TAPE hold sth on, store sth on | capture sth on, get sth on Police are examining the incident, which was captured on tape. | splice

TAPE + NOUN drive (= in a computer) | recording

PREP. on ~ I've got the whole concert on tape.

2 cassette with magnetic tape on it

ADJ. cassette | audio, music, sound | video (also videotape) | demo, master | compilation a compilation tape featuring new Irish bands | blank | pre-recorded | bootleg, pirated The court heard that Ellis sold pirated tapes of Hollywood blockbusters.

VERB + TAPE make I made another tape to play in the car. | play (back), put on The police will be able to play back the videotape for clues. | listen to, watch | mime to The singer was miming to a pre-recorded tape. | fast-forward, pause, replay, rewind, start, stop, wind back, wind forward/on | erase, wipe Someone had deliberately erased the tapes.

TAPE + VERB contain sth, have sth The tape contained damning evidence. What does this tape have on it?

TAPE + NOUN deck, recorder | recording

3 long narrow strip of fabric/paper

ADJ. adhesive, Scotch(R), sticky | insulating, masking | measuring | paper, plastic, steel | ticker | double-sided Fit the carpet using double-sided tape.

QUANT. piece, strip | roll

VERB + TAPE seal sth (up) with I sealed up the package with strong adhesive tape.

TAPE + NOUN measure Use a steel tape measure to measure the dimensions of the room.

4 piece of material stretched across a racetrack

ADJ. finishing

VERB + TAPE break her look of triumph as she broke the finishing tape