Tape meaning

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A tape measure.
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A continuous narrow, flexible strip of cloth, metal, paper, or plastic, such as adhesive tape, magnetic tape, or ticker tape.
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A narrow strip of strong woven fabric, as that used in sewing or bookbinding.
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A string stretched across the finish line of a racetrack to be broken by the winner.
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A length, reel, or cassette of magnetic tape.
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A recording made on magnetic tape.
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To fasten, secure, strengthen, or wrap with a tape.

Taped the box so that it wouldn't fall apart.

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To record (sounds or pictures) on magnetic tape or other electronic storage medium.

The reporter taped the interview.

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To measure with a tape measure.
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To make a recording on magnetic tape or other electronic storage medium.
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A strong, narrow, woven strip of cotton, linen, etc. used to bind seams in garments, tie bundles, etc.
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A narrow strip or band of steel, paper, etc.
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A strip of cloth stretched between posts above the finishing line of a race.
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To put tape on or around, as for binding or tying.
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To measure by using a tape measure.
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To record (sound, video material, computer data, etc.) on magnetic tape.
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Flexible material in a roll with a sticky surface on one or both sides, adhesive tape.

Hand me some tape. I need to fix a tear in this paper.

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Magnetic or optical recording media in a roll, video tape or audio tape.

Did you get that on tape?

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Unthinking, patterned response triggered by a particular stimulus.

Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.

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Thin and flat paper, plastic or similar flexible material, usually produced in the form of a roll.

After the party there was tape all over the place.

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(trading, from ticker tape) The series of prices at which a financial instrument trades.

Don't fight the tape.

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(ice hockey) The wrapping of the primary puck-handling surface of hockey stick.

His pass was right on the tape.

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To bind with adhesive tape.

Can you tape that together, please?

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To record, particularly onto magnetic tape.

You shouldn't have said that. The microphone was on and we were taping.

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(informal, passive) To understand, figure out.

I've finally got this thing taped.

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Origin of tape

Middle English strip of cloth from Old English tæppe or tæppa (attested only in the plural tæppan)