AskDefine | Define strapped

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1 an elongated leather strip (or or strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
2 hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
3 a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag [syn: shoulder strap]
4 whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging


1 tie with a strap [ant: unstrap]
2 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, trounce]
3 sharpen with a strap; "strap a razor"
4 secure (a sprained joint) with a strap [also: strapping, strapped]strapped See strap

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  1. past of strap


  1. In the context of "of a person|informal}} muscular

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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