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strap

noun [C] uk   /stræp/ us  
C2 a narrow piece of leather or other strong material used for fastening something or giving support: Could you help me fasten this strap around my suitcase? with this meaning as a combining form: a watch strap shoes with ankle straps a strong strip of material hanging from the roof of a bus, train, or other public vehicle for passengers to hold onto if they are standing
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verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /stræp/ (-pp-) us  
to fasten something in position by fixing a narrow piece of leather or other strong material around it: Are the kids strapped into their car seats? We strapped the surfboard to the car roof.
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