The company is rather strapped for funds.
a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together.
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.
a strop for a razor.
a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band.
an ornamental strip or band.
Machinery. a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod.
Nautical, Machinery. strop (def 2).
verb (used with object), strapped, strapping.
to fasten or secure with a strap or straps.
to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap.
to sharpen on a strap or strop:
to strap a razor.
to beat or flog with a strap.
(slang) (postpositive) often foll by for. badly in need (of money, manpower, etc); short of
a long strip of leather or similar material, for binding trunks, baggage, or other objects
a strip of leather or similar material used for carrying, lifting, or holding
a loop of leather, rubber, etc, suspended from the roof in a bus or train for standing passengers to hold on to
a razor strop
(commerce) 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 (sense 5)
(Irish, derogatory, slang) a shameless or promiscuous woman
the strap, a beating with a strap as a punishment
short for shoulder strap
(Austral, informal) hit one’s straps, to achieve one’s full potential or become fully effective
verb (transitive) straps, strapping, strapped
to tie or bind with a strap
to beat with a strap
to sharpen with a strap or strop
A strip or piece of adhesive plaster. v. strapped, strap·ping, straps
To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.
strain at the leash
- Strapped for
In need of, as in We’re strapped for cash this week. Originating in the mid-1800s as simply strapped, meaning “in need of money,” the term acquired for in the first half of the 1900s. Now the term is also used for other needs, as in I can’t give you any more firewood; I’m strapped for […]
noun 1. a person or thing that straps. 2. Informal. a large, robust person. noun 1. (informal) a strapping person straphanger
adjective 1. powerfully built; robust. 2. large; whopping. noun 1. straps collectively. 2. material used to make a strap or straps: manufacturers of plastic strapping. noun 1. a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together. 2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, […]
adjective -pier, -piest 1. (of clothes) having prominent straps: strappy sandals