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Noun: strap  strap
  1. An elongated leather strip (or a 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
    - shoulder strap
     
  4. Whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
Verb: strap (strapped,strapping)  strap
  1. Tie with a strap
     
  2. Beat severely with a whip or rod
    "The teacher often strapped the students";
    - flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, trounce, whale [N. Amer]
     
  3. Sharpen with a strap
    "strap a razor"
     
  4. (medicine) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

Derived forms: strapping, straps, strapped

Type of: band, beat, beat up, bind, fasten, fix, hanger, leather strip, secure, sharpen, tie, whip, work over

Antonym: unstrap

Part of: baggage, bandeau, bra, brace [Brit], brassiere, chemise, gallus [US], golf bag, luggage, shift, shimmy, slip, suspender, teddy

Encyclopedia: Strap