strap2 past tense and past participle strapped, present participle strapping [transitive]
1 [always + adverb/preposition]
to fasten something or someone in place with one or more straps
strap something on/down etc
He was only ten when he strapped on a guitar for the first time.
soldiers with grenades strapped to their belts
be strapped in (=have a belt fastened around you in a car)
Are the kids strapped in?
2 [often passive] British English also strap upMH
to tie bandages firmly round a part of your body that has been hurt