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strap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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strapstrap1 /stræp/ ●●○ noun [countable]  watch.jpg Da narrow band of strong material that is used to fasten, hang, or hold onto something a bra strap The strap of my bag is broken. chinstrap, shoulder strap
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strapTherefore the lifting of so much as a strap was unthinkably degrading.This one has adjustable straps for your comfort and a high-back padded headrest for your baby's.The users, however, may need braces or straps that keep their hands fixed at their keyboards.He untied the restraining straps, the dust rising softly in the lamplight.New hand-held bags are introduced this season, double handled or single, with or without shoulder straps.With style, cutaway sides, thin straps on the back.
strapstrap2 verb (strapped, strapping) [transitive]  1 [always + adverb/preposition]FASTEN/DO UP to fasten something or someone in place with one or more strapsstrap something on/down etc He was only ten when he strapped on a guitar for the first time. soldiers with grenades strapped to their beltsbe strapped in (=have a belt fastened around you in a car) Are the kids strapped in?2 British English (also strap up)MH to tie bandages firmly round a part of your body that has been hurt Grammar Strap is often used in the passive.→ See Verb table
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strapAs a child, she was strapped into braces that foreclosed movement and left sores on her back.Waiting for them there are a team of technicians who will help them strap into the couches for the launch.As the name suggests, you simply roll it up and strap it round.be strapped inAlways make sure that all passengers and heavy loads are strapped in.Appearing in the Living Curtain meant that their arms were strapped in an outstretched position from the interval until the finale.
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Verb table
strap
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystrap
he, she, itstraps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystrapped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave strapped
he, she, ithas strapped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad strapped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill strap
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have strapped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam strapping
he, she, itis strapping
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you, we, theyare strapping
Past
I, he, she, itwas strapping
you, we, theywere strapping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been strapping
he, she, ithas been strapping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been strapping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be strapping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been strapping
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