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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, (with a strap) / , , , (with a strap), / , , , , (on a strap)

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  • Strap — Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strap — ► NOUN 1) a strip of flexible material used for fastening, securing, carrying, or holding on to. 2) a strip of metal, often hinged, used for fastening or securing. 3) (the strap) punishment by beating with a leather strap. ► VERB (strapped,… …   English terms dictionary

  • strap — [strap] n. [dial. form of STROP] 1. a narrow strip or band of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or similar fastener at one end, for binding or securing things 2. any flat, narrow piece, as of metal, used as a fastening 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • strap — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS fin. nel linguaggio di borsa, tipo di contratto a premio per cui il compratore, alla scadenza convenuta, si riserva la facoltà di vendere una determinata quantità di titoli oppure di acquistarne il doppio… …   Dizionario italiano

  • strap — index fetter, handcuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strap — [n] long piece of material band, belt, harness, leash, strop, switch, thong, tie, whip; concepts 471,475 …   New thesaurus

  • strap — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, thick, wide ▪ narrow, spaghetti (esp. AmE), thin ▪ tight ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Strap — A strap, sometimes also called strop, is an elongated flap or ribbon, usually of fabric or leather.Thin straps are used as part of clothing or baggage, or bedding such as a sleeping bag. See for example spaghetti strap, shoulder strap. A strap… …   Wikipedia

  • Strap — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une strap (de l anglais strap) est une bande ou un ruban de textile ou de cuir de longueur variable. Une strap peut être souple ou rigide. Les straps sont …   Wikipédia en Français

  • strap — I UK [stræp] / US noun [countable] Word forms strap : singular strap plural straps * a narrow piece of cloth, plastic etc fixed to something that you use for holding or carrying it, or hanging it up by The bag was hanging on the chair by its… …   English dictionary

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