tape

[ teyp ]
/ teɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), taped, tap·ing.

verb (used without object), taped, tap·ing.

to record something on magnetic tape.

Origin of tape

before 1000; Middle English; unexplained variant of tappe, Old English tæppe strip (of cloth), literally, part torn off; akin to Middle Low German teppen to tear, pluck

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for retape

tape

/ (teɪp) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

tapelike, adjectivetaper, noun

Word Origin for tape

Old English tæppe; related to Old Frisian tapia to pull, Middle Dutch tapen to tear
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Idioms and Phrases with retape

tape


see red tape.

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