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Adjective: strapped  strapt
Usage: informal
  1. Without or very short of money
    "Strapped for cash wise parent humours the desire for independent action"; "Their home is paid off or nearly paid off, but they are cash-strapped";
    - broke [informal], bust [informal], skint [Brit, informal], stone-broke [N. Amer, informal], stony-broke [Brit, informal], cash-strapped [informal], strapped for cash [informal]
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, informal]
  3. Sharpen with a strap
    "strap a razor"
  4. (medicine) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

See also: poor

Type of: beat, beat up, bind, fasten, fix, secure, sharpen, tie, work over

Antonym: unstrap

Encyclopedia: Strapped