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Definition of tape verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tape
    he / she / it tapes
    past simple taped
    -ing form taping
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  1. 1tape somebody/something to record someone or something on magnetic tape using a special machine Will you tape that discussion program for me tonight? Private conversations between the two had been taped and sent to a newspaper. a taped announcement
  2. 2tape something (up) to fasten something by sticking or tying it with tape Put it in a box and tape it up securely.
  3. 3tape something + adv./prep. to stick something onto something else using sticky tape Someone had taped a message on the door.
  4. 4tape something (up) to tie a bandage firmly around an injury You've sprained your ankle, so I'm going to tape it up.
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