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 [ˈstræp]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
strap /stræp/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  strapped, strap•ping. 
n. [countable]
  1. a narrow strip of material, esp. leather, used for holding things together:a shoulder strap for my suitcases.
  2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, or lifted.

v. [+ object]
  1. to secure, put in place, or fasten with a strap:He strapped his snowshoes on.
  2. to beat or whip with a strap.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
strap (strap),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  strapped, strap•ping. 

n. 
  1. a narrow strip of flexible material, esp. leather, as for fastening or holding things together.
  2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like.
  3. a strop for a razor.
  4. a long, narrow object or piece of something;
    strip;
    band.
  5. an ornamental strip or band.
  6. ClothingSee  shoulder strap. 
  7. Timewatchband.
  8. Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod. See diag. under  exploded view. 
  9. Mechanical Engineering, Nautical, Naval Terms[Naut., Mach.]strop (def. 2).

v.t. 
  1. to fasten or secure with a strap or straps.
  2. to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap.
  3. to sharpen on a strap or strop:to strap a razor.
  4. to beat or flog with a strap.
strappa•ble, adj. 
straplike′, adj. 
  • variant of strop 1565–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

strap /stræp/ n
  1. a long strip of leather or similar material, for binding trunks, baggage, or other objects
  2. a strip of leather or similar material used for carrying, lifting, or holding
  3. a loop of leather, rubber, etc, suspended from the roof in a bus or train for standing passengers to hold on to
  4. a razor strop
  5. a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one put option and two call options at the same price and for the same period
    Compare strip2
  6. Irish derogatory slang a shameless or promiscuous woman
  7. the strapa beating with a strap as a punishment
  8. short for shoulder strap
  9. hit one's strapsAustral informal to achieve one's full potential or become fully effective
vb (straps, strapping, strapped)(transitive)
  1. to tie or bind with a strap
  2. to beat with a strap
  3. to sharpen with a strap or strop
Etymology: 16th Century: variant of strop



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