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strap

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noun \ˈstrap\

Definition of strap

  1. 1a :  a narrow usually flat strip or thong of a flexible material and especially leather used for securing, holding together, or wrappingb :  something made of a strap forming a loop <a boot strap>c :  a strip of leather used for floggingd :  strop

  2. 2 :  a band, plate, or loop of metal for binding objects together or for clamping an object in position

  3. 3 :  a shoe fastened with a usually buckled strap

  4. 4 Irish :  trollop

strappy

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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


First Known Use: 1602


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strap

transitive verb

Definition of strap

strapped

strapping

  1. 1a (1) :  to secure with or attach by means of a strap (2) :  to support (as a sprained joint) with overlapping strips of adhesive plasterb :  bind, constrict

  2. 2 :  to beat or punish with a strap

  3. 3 :  strop

  4. 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.

1711

First Known Use of strap

1711



STRAP Defined for English Language Learners

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strap

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noun \ˈstrap\

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


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strap

transitive 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

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noun \ˈstrap\

Definition of strap for Students

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


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strap

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verb

Definition of strap for Students

strapped

strapping

  1. 1 :  to fasten with or attach by means of a strap

  2. 2 :  to whip with a strap


Medical Dictionary

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strap

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noun \ˈstrap\

Medical Definition of strap

  1. :  a flexible band or strip


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strap

transitive verb

Medical Definition of strap

strapped

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strapping

  1. 1:  to secure with or attach by means of a strap

  2. 2:  to support (as a sprained joint) with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster


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