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strapnoun [C]

uk   /stræp/  us   /stræp/
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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strapverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /stræp/  us   /stræp/ (-pp-)
(Definition of strap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strapnoun [C]

 us   /stræp/
a narrow piece of strong material, esp. leather, used for holding or fastening something: Her bag hung from its shoulder strap. I lost my watch when the strap broke.

strapverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /stræp/ (-pp-)
to hold or fasten something with a strap: I strapped on my helmet and rode off. We had to strap the mattress to the top of our car.
(Definition of strap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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