tape

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noun
1 magnetic material used for recording
ADJECTIVE
magnetic

The data is stored on the magnetic tape.

audio, computer, video (usually videotape)
recording
backup

Email messages are stored on backup tapes for years.

VERB + TAPE
store sth on
capture sth on, get sth on, record sth on

Police are examining the incident, which was captured on tape.

splice
TAPE + NOUN
recording
loop

tape loops of the same spoken phrase

machine, player

a reel-to-reel tape player

backup

Most companies already create tape backups and archives.

PREPOSITION
on tape

I got the whole concert on tape.

2 cassette with magnetic tape on it
ADJECTIVE
cassette
audio, music, sound
VHS™ (esp. AmE), video (usually videotape)
demo, master, original
compilation, mix

a compilation tape featuring new bands

blank
pre-recorded
bootleg, pirate (esp. BrE), pirated (esp. BrE)

bootleg tapes of Hollywood blockbusters

surveillance
VERB + TAPE
make

I made another tape to play in the car.

play, play back, put on

The police will be able to play back the videotape for clues.

listen to, review, see, watch
release

The panel released audio tapes of the attack.

fast-forward, pause, replay, rewind, start, stop, wind back
erase, wipe

Someone had deliberately erased the tapes.

TAPE + VERB
contain sth, have sth, show sth

The tape contained damning evidence.

What does this tape have on it?

TAPE + NOUN
deck, player, recorder
cassette
recording
3 long narrow strip of fabric/paper
ADJECTIVE
adhesive, Scotch™ (AmE), sticky (esp. BrE)
duct (AmE), gaffer (BrE), masking, packing
electrical (esp. AmE), insulating (esp. BrE)
measuring
paper, plastic
ticker (esp. AmE)
double-sided

The rack sticks to the inside of the door with double-sided tape.

… OF TAPE
piece, strip
roll
VERB + TAPE
seal sth (up) with

I sealed up the package with strong adhesive tape.

use
apply, put on
remove
TAPE + NOUN
measure

Use a steel tape measure to measure the dimensions of the room.

dispenser (AmE)

an adhesive tape dispenser

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verb
ADVERB
firmly

The wires are taped firmly together.

down, together, up

The lid was taped down to hold it in place.

The box was all taped up.

off

The area had been taped off by police.

PREPOSITION
onto, to

Someone had taped a note onto my door.

Tape is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conversation, ↑interview

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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