strap Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"strap" in British English

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strapnoun [C]

uk   us   /stræp/
C2 a ​narrowpiece of ​leather or other ​strongmaterial used for ​fastening something or giving ​support: Could you ​help me ​fasten this strap around my ​suitcase? with this ​meaning as a ​combiningform: a watch strap shoes with ankle straps a ​strongstrip of ​materialhanging from the ​roof of a ​bus, ​train, or other ​publicvehicle for ​passengers to ​hold onto if they are ​standing
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strapverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /stræp/ (-pp-)
to ​fasten something in ​position by ​fastening a ​narrowpiece of ​leather or other ​strongmaterial around it: Are the ​kids strapped into ​theircarseats? We strapped the ​surfboard to the ​carroof.
(Definition of strap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strapnoun [C]

 us   /stræp/
a ​narrowpiece of ​strongmaterial, esp. ​leather, used for ​holding or ​fastening something: Her ​baghung from ​itsshoulder 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 ​ourcar.
(Definition of strap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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