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strapped

[strapt] /stræpt/
adjective
1.
needy; wanting:
The company is rather strapped for funds.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; strap + -ed2
Related forms
well-strapped, adjective

strap

[strap] /stræp/
noun
1.
a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together.
2.
a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like.
3.
a strop for a razor.
4.
a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band.
5.
an ornamental strip or band.
7.
8.
Machinery. a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod.
9.
Nautical, Machinery, strop (def 2).
verb (used with object), strapped, strapping.
10.
to fasten or secure with a strap or straps.
11.
to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap.
12.
to sharpen on a strap or strop:
to strap a razor.
13.
to beat or flog with a strap.
Origin
1565-75; variant of strop
Related forms
strappable, adjective
straplike, adjective
restrap, verb (used with object), restrapped, restrapping.
understrap, noun
understrap, verb (used with object), understrapped, understrapping.
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Examples from the web for strapped
  • They strapped me in by an open door, flew low, flew high over the areas that were interesting.
  • Not to mention how much worse the fall down the stars would become with this strapped to your body.
  • The erroneous collection left many students strapped for cash or overdrawn.
  • Wires from those sensors ran through a small preamplifier box strapped to his lower back and then to a nearby computer.
  • His cash-strapped country even devoted a series of oceanographic expeditions to the idea.
  • It will create much needed revenue for a cash-strapped treasury.
  • As the cost of campaigns continues to soar, these people have become more important to cash-strapped political parties.
  • That's part of what the bus trip was about: a siren's song to those strapped to the mast to come out and play.
  • That's a huge break for cash-strapped families in a weak recovery.
  • Nearly every house is a castle built on steeples of rock, and every farmer toiling in his field has a rifle strapped to his back.
British Dictionary definitions for strapped

strapped

/stræpt/
adjective
1.
(slang) (postpositive) often foll by for. badly in need (of money, manpower, etc); short of

strap

/stræp/
noun
1.
a long strip of leather or similar material, for binding trunks, baggage, or other objects
2.
a strip of leather or similar material used for carrying, lifting, or holding
3.
a loop of leather, rubber, etc, suspended from the roof in a bus or train for standing passengers to hold on to
4.
a razor strop
5.
(commerce) a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one put option and two call options at the same price and for the same period Compare strip2 (sense 5)
6.
(Irish, derogatory, slang) a shameless or promiscuous woman
7.
the strap, a beating with a strap as a punishment
8.
short for shoulder strap
9.
(Austral, informal) hit one's straps, to achieve one's full potential or become fully effective
verb (transitive) straps, strapping, strapped
10.
to tie or bind with a strap
11.
to beat with a strap
12.
to sharpen with a strap or strop
Word Origin
C16: variant of strop
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Word Origin and History for strapped

strap

n.

1610s, from Scottish and/or nautical variant of strope "loop or strap on a harness" (mid-14c.), probably from Old French estrop "strap," from Latin stroppus "strap, band," perhaps from Etruscan, ultimately from Greek strophos "twisted band," from strephein "to turn" (see strophe). Old English stropp, Dutch strop "halter" also are borrowed from Latin.

v.

"to fasten or secure with a strap," 1711, from strap (n.). Slang adjective strapped "short of money" is from 1857, from strap (n.) in a now-obsolete sense of "financial credit" (1828). Related: Strapped; strapping.

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strapped in Medicine

strap (strāp)
n.
A strip or piece of adhesive plaster. v. strapped, strap·ping, straps
To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.

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Slang definitions & phrases for strapped

strapped

adjective
  1. Short of money; penniless; broke: He happens to be strapped financially (1857+)
  2. : We never had a word for carrying a gun. Today, that is what ''strapped'' means/ They exist in a world of ''strapped'' (gun-wielding) teenagers (1990s+)

[strap, ''credit, tick,'' in the financial sense is found by 1828]


strap

noun
  1. A student interested primarily in sports; jock (1970s+ Students)
  2. A condom; rubber (1990s+)

[first sense fr jockstrap, ''athletic supporter'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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