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. [1913 Webster]

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  • strapped — [stræpt] adjective strapped (for cash) informal FINANCE having little or no money at the moment; = CASH STRAPPED: • So many airlines are strapped for cash these days. * * * strapped UK US /stræpt/ adjective INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • strapped — [stræpt] adj strapped (for cash) informal having little or no money at the moment ▪ Can you lend me ten dollars? I m a little strapped for cash …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strapped — [ stræpt ] or ,strapped for cash adjective INFORMAL needing money …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strapped — UK [stræpt] / US or strapped for cash UK / US adjective informal needing money …   English dictionary

  • strapped — index impecunious, poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strapped — [adj] destitute beggared, broke*, dirt poor*, flat*, fortuneless, impoverished, out of money, penniless, penurious, poor, stonebroke*; concept 334 Ant. rich, wealthy …   New thesaurus

  • strapped — ☆ strapped [strapt ] adj. [pp. of STRAP] Informal in great need of money …   English World dictionary

  • strapped — [[t]stræ̱pt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n, adv ADJ If someone is strapped for money, they do not have enough money to buy or pay for the things they want or need. → See also cash strapped My husband and I are really strapped for cash. ...the… …   English dictionary

  • strapped — 1. mod. broke; short of money. □ I’m sorry I can’t pay you right now. I’m strapped. □ They’re really strapped for money at the present time. 2. mod. wearing a gun holster. □ Be careful. He’s strapped. I see it under his jacket …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • strapped — adj 1. short of money, broke. A short version of the phrase strapped for cash . 2. armed with a gun. In this form the word crossed the Atlantic eastwards, so that by the early 1990s criminals in the UK were referring to going strapped . 3. good… …   Contemporary slang

  • strapped — adjective strapped (for cash) informal having little or no money at the moment: Can you lend me ten dollars? I m a little strapped for cash …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English