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strap

  

      n  
1    belt, leash, thong, tie  
      vb  
2    bind, buckle, fasten, lash, secure, tie, truss  
3    beat, belt     (informal)   flog, lash, scourge, whip  
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strap

  
  ( straps    plural & 3rd person present)   ( strapping    present participle)   ( strapped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A strap is a narrow piece of leather, cloth, or other material. Straps are used to carry things, fasten things together, or to hold a piece of clothing in place.  
Nancy gripped the strap of her beach bag..., She pulled the strap of her nightgown onto her shoulder..., I undid my watch strap.     
2       verb   If you strap something somewhere, you fasten it there with a strap.  
Strapping the skis on the roof, we boarded the hovercraft in Dover...      V n prep  
Through the basement window I saw him strap on his pink cycling helmet...      V n with on/in/down  


shoulder strap        ( shoulder straps    plural  )
1       n-count   The shoulder straps on a piece of clothing such as a dress are two narrow straps that go over the shoulders.  
2       n-count   A shoulder strap on a bag is a long strap that you put over your shoulder to carry the bag.  

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strapped, stray, strapping, strip

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n.
a pair of straps used by men for holding up trousers or pants
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