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verb [transitive]     strap pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestrapping
past tensestrapped
past participlestrapped
  1. 1
    to hold or keep someone or something in position by tying a strap around them

    The pilot strapped herself in (=fastened the seat belt).

    He strapped down the lid of the basket.

  2. 2



    strap up

    to wrap a piece of cloth tightly round something, especially round a part of your body that has been injured


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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