ADJ. broad, wide | narrow | tight | loose | adjustable, detachable The bag comes with detachable straps. | elastic, elasticated, padded | carrying, safety a portable radio with a carrying strap | ankle, chest, shoulder, waist, wrist, etc. | bra, watch, etc.
VERB + STRAP buckle (up), do up, fasten | unbuckle, undo, unfasten | tighten | loosen | adjust | attach, clip on, fit He clipped on his safety strap. The camera was fitted with a strap.
PREP. on a/the ~ His binoculars were on a strap round his neck. | ~ across, ~ around/round, etc. She had a wide leather strap around her wrist.
ADV. safely | firmly, tightly | down, in, on He strapped his gun belt on.
PREP. into Make sure that the child is strapped tightly into the buggy. | to