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noun tape pronunciation in American English /teɪp/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a long thin plastic band on which you can record sounds, pictures, or information
    on tape:

    We have the concert on tape.

    1. a.
      [countable] a plastic case called a cassette containing tape that you can use for recording something or on which something has been recorded

      This is a great tape – have you heard it?

      a blank tape (=with nothing recorded on it):

      We need a blank tape so that we can record the movie.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a long thin band of plastic that is sticky on one side and is used for sticking things together
  3. 3
    [countable] British informal a tape measure


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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