Millions of other Americans will lament they live in cities with strapped budgets that throw piddling BBQs and hand out sparklers.
Santorum stood up for them, Cain tried to get rid of one, and Romney strapped his to the top of a car.
The firefighter who found her strapped into her airplane seat danced with her at her wedding.
The night of his execution, DeLuna was strapped to a gurney in the execution chamber.
For people who like luxuries but may be strapped, having dedicated funds to support an expensive coffee habit can be very useful.
Rogers is ready, strapped and great-coated, with a flaming eye in the middle of his waist, like a deformed Cyclops.
The luggage is strapped on to a board behind, and the skydsgut sits on it.
The trunks were all packed and strapped and placed by the front door ready to be taken to the station on the morrow.
He was sighing like a furnace as he strapped his portmanteau.
Her trunk is locked and strapped and her suitcase is missing.
1610s, from Scottish and/or nautical variant of strope "loop or strap on a harness" (mid-14c.), probably from Old French estrop "strap," from Latin stroppus "strap, band," perhaps from Etruscan, ultimately from Greek strophos "twisted band," from strephein "to turn" (see strophe). Old English stropp, Dutch strop "halter" also are borrowed from Latin.
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.
[strap, ''credit, tick,'' in the financial sense is found by 1828]