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Adjective: strapping  stra-ping
  1. Muscular and heavily built
    "a strapping boy of eighteen";
    - beefy, burly, husky, buirdly
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

See also: robust

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

Antonym: unstrap

Encyclopedia: Strapping