strap

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noun
ADJECTIVE
broad, thick, wide
narrow, spaghetti (esp. AmE), thin
tight
loose
adjustable, detachable, removable, Velcro™

The bag comes with a removable shoulder strap.

leather, nylon, etc.
elastic, padded
carrying (esp. AmE), safety

a portable radio with a carrying strap

ankle, chest, shoulder, wrist, etc.
bra, guitar, watch, etc.
VERB + STRAP
buckle, buckle up, do up, fasten
unbuckle, undo, unfasten
tighten
loosen
adjust
attach, clip on, fit

He clipped on his safety strap.

be fitted with

The camera was fitted with a strap.

PREPOSITION
on a/the strap

His binoculars were on a strap around his neck.

strap across, strap around, strap round (esp. BrE), etc.

She had a wide leather strap around her wrist.

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verb
ADVERB
safely, securely
firmly, tightly
down, in, on

He strapped his gun belt on.

PREPOSITION
around, round (esp. BrE)

His money belt was securely strapped around his waist.

in, into

Make sure that the child is strapped tightly into the seat.

to
Strap is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bomb

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
, (with a strap) / , , , (with a strap), / , , , , (on a strap)


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  • Strap — Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strap-on — strapˈ on adjective Able to be held in place by a strap or straps • • • Main Entry: ↑strap * * * strap on «STRAP ON, N», adjective, noun. –adj. attached to a space vehicle or engine for additional thrust: »The vehicle seen on television appeared… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strap — Strap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strapping}.] 1. To beat or chastise with a strap. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or bind with a strap. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap-on — can be used to describe more than one thing:* Strap on booster, a rocket motor which is used and then discarded * Strap on dildo, a sex toy * Strap on keyboard or keytar , a keyboard instrument or MIDI controller that can be worn on a strap like… …   Wikipedia

  • strap — ► NOUN 1) a strip of flexible material used for fastening, securing, carrying, or holding on to. 2) a strip of metal, often hinged, used for fastening or securing. 3) (the strap) punishment by beating with a leather strap. ► VERB (strapped,… …   English terms dictionary

  • strap — [strap] n. [dial. form of STROP] 1. a narrow strip or band of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or similar fastener at one end, for binding or securing things 2. any flat, narrow piece, as of metal, used as a fastening 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Strap It On — Álbum de Helmet Publicación 1990 (reeditado en noviembre de 1991) Grabación 1990 Género(s) Post hardcore, Noise rock Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • strap — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS fin. nel linguaggio di borsa, tipo di contratto a premio per cui il compratore, alla scadenza convenuta, si riserva la facoltà di vendere una determinata quantità di titoli oppure di acquistarne il doppio… …   Dizionario italiano

  • strap — index fetter, handcuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • strap|pa|do — «struh PAY doh, PAH », noun, plural does. 1. a form of human torture in which the victim was raised by a rope and suddenly let fall the length of the rope. 2. the mechanism for doing this. ╂[alteration of Middle French estrapade < Italian… …   Useful english dictionary


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