intransitive verb see straphanger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • straphang — /ˈstræphæŋ/ (say straphang) verb (i) (straphung or straphanged, straphanging) Colloquial to travel on a bus, train, tram, etc. while holding on to a strap attached to the roof. –straphanging, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • straphang — /strap hang /, v.i. to travel as a straphanger. [1905 10; STRAP + HANG] * * * …   Universalium

  • straphang — v. travel as a straphanger on a bus or subway …   English contemporary dictionary

  • straphang — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: back formation from straphanger chiefly Britain : to ride in a conveyance as a straphanger * * * /strap hang /, v.i. to travel as a straphanger. [1905 10; STRAP + HANG] …   Useful english dictionary

  • straphanger — noun Date: 1905 a standing passenger in a subway, streetcar, bus, or train who clings for support to one of the short straps or similar devices placed along the aisle • straphang intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • straphung — strap·hung (străpʹhŭng ) v. Past tense and past participle of straphang. * * * …   Universalium

  • straphanger — n. sl. a standing passenger in a bus or train. Derivatives: straphang v.intr …   Useful english dictionary

  • strap|hang — «STRAP HANG», intransitive verb, hung, hang|ing. Informal. to be a straphanger: »You cannot straphang in an airliner as you can on a London bus (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

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