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strap

noun \ ˈstrap \

Definition of strap

1 a :a narrow usually flat strip or thong of a flexible material and especially leather used for securing, holding together, or wrapping
b :something made of a strap forming a loop
  • a boot strap
c :a strip of leather used for flogging
d :strop
2 :a band, plate, or loop of metal for binding objects together or for clamping an object in position
3 :a shoe fastened with a usually buckled strap
4 Irish :trollop

strappy

play \ˈstra-pē\ adjective

Recent Examples of strap from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of strap

alteration of strop, from Middle English, band or loop of leather or rope, from Old English, thong for securing an oar, from Latin struppus band, strap, from Greek strophos twisted band, from strephein to twist


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strap

verb

Definition of strap

strapped; strapping
transitive verb
1 a (1) :to secure with or attach by means of a strap
(2) :to support (something, such as a sprained joint) with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster
2 :to beat or punish with a strap
3 :strop
4 :to cause to suffer from an extreme scarcity
  • is often strapped for cash

Examples of strap in a Sentence

  1. We strapped our snowshoes on.

  2. She climbed the mountain with a 40-pound pack strapped to her back.

  3. She made sure that both children were strapped in.

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First Known Use of strap

1711



STRAP Defined for English Language Learners

strap

noun

Definition of strap for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow and usually flat piece of a material that is used for fastening, holding together, or wrapping something


strap

verb

Definition of strap for English Language Learners

  • : to fasten (someone or something) by using a strap

  • : to wrap (an injured or broken part of the body) with bandages


STRAP Defined for Kids

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strap

noun \ ˈstrap \

Definition of strap for Students

:a narrow strip of flexible material used especially for fastening, holding together, or wrapping

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strap

verb

Definition of strap for Students

strapped; strapping
1 :to fasten with or attach by means of a strap
2 :to whip with a strap

Medical Dictionary

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strap

noun \ ˈstrap \

medical Definition of strap

:a flexible band or strip

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strap

transitive verb

medical Definition of strap

strapped; strapping
1 :to secure with or attach by means of a strap
2 :to support (as a sprained joint) with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster


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