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1    band, ribbon, strip  
2    bind, seal, secure, stick, wrap  
3    record, tape-record, video  
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  ( tapes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( taping    present participle)   ( taped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Tape is a narrow plastic strip covered with a magnetic substance. It is used to record sounds, pictures, and computer information.  
oft on N  
Many students declined to be interviewed on tape.     
2       n-count   A tape is a cassette or spool with magnetic tape wound round it.  
She still listens to the tapes I made her.     
3       verb   If you tape music, sounds, or television pictures, you record them using a tape recorder or a video recorder.  
She has just taped an interview...      V n  
He shouldn't be taping without the singer's permission.      V  
...taped evidence from prisoners.      V-ed  
4       n-var   A tape is a strip of cloth used to tie things together or to identify who a piece of clothing belongs to.  
The books were all tied up with tape.     
5       n-count   A tape is a ribbon that is stretched across the finishing line of a race.  
supp N  
...the finishing tape.     
6       n-uncount   Tape is a sticky strip of plastic used for sticking things together.  
7       verb   If you tape one thing to another, you attach it using sticky tape.  
I taped the base of the feather onto the velvet...      V n onto/to n  
The envelope has been tampered with and then taped shut again.      be V-ed adj  
    magnetic tape  
    masking tape  
    red tape  
    sticky tape  

digital audio tape     
Digital audio tape is a type of magnetic tape used to make very high quality recordings of sound by recording it in digital form. The abbreviation DAT is often used.      n-uncount  
magnetic tape        ( magnetic tapes    plural  ) Magnetic tape is plastic tape covered with iron oxide or a similar magnetic substance. It is used for recording sounds, film, or computer information.      n-var   (=tape)  
masking tape     
Masking tape is plastic or paper tape which is sticky on one side and is used, for example, to protect part of a surface that you are painting.      n-uncount  
red tape     
You refer to official rules and procedures as red tape when they seem unnecessary and cause delay.      n-uncount  
The little money that was available was tied up in bureaucratic red tape.     
Scotch tape     
Scotch tape is a clear sticky tape that is sold in rolls and that you use to stick paper or card together or onto a wall.  
®       n-uncount  
sticky tape     
Sticky tape is clear sticky tape that is sold in rolls and that you use, for example to stick paper or card together, or to stick things onto a wall.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use Scotch tape     
tape deck        ( tape decks    plural  ) , tape-deck   A tape deck is the machine on which you can play or record cassette tapes.      n-count  
tape measure        ( tape measures    plural  ) A tape measure is a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth which has numbers marked on it and is used for measuring.      n-count  
tape-record        ( tape-records    3rd person present)   ( tape-recording    present participle)   ( tape-recorded    past tense & past participle  ) , tape record   If you tape-record speech, music, or another kind of sound, you record it on tape, using a tape recorder or a tape deck.      verb   (=tape)  
The conversation was tape-recorded and played in court.      be V-ed  
...a tape-recorded interview.      V-ed  
tape recorder        ( tape recorders    plural  ) , tape-recorder   A tape recorder is a machine used for recording and playing music, speech, or other sounds.      n-count  
tape recording        ( tape recordings    plural  ) A tape recording is a recording of sounds that has been made on tape.      n-count   oft N of n  
tape streamer        ( tape streamers    plural  ) A tape streamer is a piece of computer equipment that you use for copying data from a hard disk onto magnetic tape for security or storage.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
ticker tape     
Ticker tape consists of long narrow strips of paper on which information such as stock exchange prices is printed by a machine. In American cities, people sometimes throw ticker tape from high windows as a way of celebrating and honouring someone in public.      n-uncount   oft N n  
A half million people watched the troops march in New York's ticker tape parade.     

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