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tape

tape

 
 
pronunciation:
teIp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long narrow strip of material, usu. of plastic, cloth, or paper, sometimes having adhesive on one side.
He took out his tape and measured the dimensions of the room.The envelope would not stay closed, so I put tape on it.
 
definition 2: a long magnetic strip used to record sounds and pictures.
The music was recorded on tape.
definition 3: a string stretched across the finish line of a race that is broken by the winner.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: taped, tapes, taping
definition 1: to fasten, bind, or repair with tape.
The page was ripped, so I taped it.The nurse taped his leg.
definition 2: to record on tape.
The television show is taped in the morning and aired at night.We taped the president's speech.
similar words:
record
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