His eyeglasses are held together with tape.
The show was recorded on tape.
I was listening to a tape in the car.
She stuck a tape in the VCR. Verb
She taped a note to the refrigerator.
I taped the box shut.
The show is taped before a live audience. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
The mother of two shared how the painter’s tape can be used in a variety of ways to help keep her children occupied, as well as functionally help make the trip more pleasant.—Michael Cappetta, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2023 Arizona Coyotes player Travis Dermott defied the ban last month by placing rainbow tape on his hockey stick.—Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 26 Nov. 2023 Behind its fancy screens, Hernández’s set is wide, shallow, and mostly bare, and Meryl’s epic tale is fashioned out of scrappy items from the acting class — folding chairs and gaffer tape.—Sara Holdren, Vulture, 16 Nov. 2023 Making the announcement in a video posted to YouTube, Chan and Macchio launched a global casting search for a brand new karate kid to lead the movie, inviting young actors to submit audition tapes to KarateKidCasting.com.—Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Amid the post-war shortages, the New York contractor who made the targets also made toys, and had used plastic tape with pink and purple flowers as well as geometric designs from the latter line to seal the target seams.—WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 The team verified this by test-flying various rectangular sheets of paper, changing the front weight by adding thin metallic tape to one edge.—Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 14 Nov. 2023 Just wrap cookie cutters with narrow fabric ribbon (try red-and-white gingham for an extra-festive touch), and secure the ribbon ends with tape.—Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Nov. 2023 Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson book series, said that he and the Disney+ casting directors were blown away by Scobell's audition tapes.—Emma Kershaw, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023
The boost in streams is mainly thanks to the viral Ceiling Challenge on TikTok, where users tape their phone to the ceiling, hit record, and then post a clip of that overhead shot.—Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 22 Nov. 2023 An investigation revealed the secret White House taping system — which recorded Mr. Nixon’s rough treatment of Mr. Burns.—Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 The venue featured 20 courts (12 of which were taped onto existing Tennis courts), 393 players, and was tournament id number 13 in a brand new software package called Pickleball Tournaments.—Todd Boss, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The site of the shooting, near a medical building on Wilshire, was taped off.—Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 The scene remains active with police having taped off the road leading to several homes.—Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 4 Nov. 2023 Producers say the production will be taped for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center before the end of its run.—Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 Someone had taped hearts on the field’s fence featuring the names of the dead.—Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 That special was taped on Feb. 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.—Paul Grein, Billboard, 1 Nov. 2023
This time, all 23 categories will be presented live at the event after last year's decision to pre-tape eight competitive categories sparked backlash from industry professionals.—Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 2 Mar. 2023 Artisan guilds and filmmakers balked at the academy’s decision to pre-tape eight award categories, including original score and film editing, to limit the run time to three hours.—Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 Ted DiBiase cut an amazing pre-tape promo before this match about the importance of the Million-Dollar Championship.—Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 18 May 2021 See More
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Middle English, from Old English tæppe
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4