tape

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tape is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
tape


Tape is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
tape

Plural
tapes

  1. Tape is a long thin material, often with glue on one side or used for recording.
    We can fix the tear with some tape.
    The reporters surrounded the president with their cameras, tape recorders and notebooks.
    The band put three songs on tape.
    The tape is peeling off my hockey stick.

Verb[change]

Plain form
tape

Third-person singular
tapes

Past tense
taped

Past participle
taped

Present participle
taping

  1. (transitive) If you tape music, a speaker, a TV program, etc., you record it on tape or film.
    It is not known who taped the conversation or how.
    I didn't want to stay up to watch the show, so I taped it so I could watch it tomorrow.
  2. (transitive) If you tape something, you put tape on it.
    Can you tape this closed for me?
    Her coach taped her knee before the game.

Related words[change]