Definition of Scotch tape in English:

Scotch tape

noun

mass nounNorth American
trademark
  • Transparent adhesive tape.

    • ‘It makes me feel old - which is an okay thing to be - except that I still have Scotch tape holding my lampshade together.’
    • ‘The scenes on the board are typed up and then ‘literally cut apart with scissors’ and then ‘married’ together with Scotch tape in the order of the complete script.’
    • ‘Another method is to apply wide Scotch tape across the label, rub thoroughly with a solid, flat object, then pull the tape off & trim the edges.’
    • ‘Carefully secure the edges with a hot-glue gun (don't bother with Scotch tape - it won't hold!’
    • ‘Do you have a tabloid sized newspaper, some Scotch tape, string, scissors and an appreciation of simple joys?’
    • ‘Next, I placed the glass on top of the liner and taped it to the liner using Scotch tape.’
    • ‘You can take a sample from a surface with some Scotch tape and send it off to a lab to see if it's mold.’
    • ‘She took a roll of Scotch tape out of her bag and retrieved some pictures from her new binder to hang on her locker door.’
    • ‘I slid the photograph inside and sealed it shut with Scotch tape.’
    • ‘Currently sprawled out all over the thick carpet of Gabby and Rebecca's room were rolls of Christmas wrapping paper, multiple pairs of scissors, and several rolls of Scotch tape.’

verb

North American
trademark
  • with object and adverbial Stick with transparent adhesive tape.

    ‘I Scotch-taped my drawings to the walls’
    • ‘Someone had sloppily Scotch-taped a Council of Canadians flag next to his seat.’
    • ‘The original artwork has been replaced with a magazine clipping Scotch-taped over the top.’
    • ‘There were paper chains hung from the window-frames, construction paper shamrocks Scotch-taped to the glass.’
    • ‘I recognized most of them from the snapshots of the ensemble during their many previous nights at Linda's, which were Scotch-taped neatly onto a long mirror across from the bar.’
    • ‘We're not newcomers, he says, referencing a smaller hand-lettered sign that was, until recently, Scotch-taped in the bookstore window.’

Pronunciation

Scotch tape