strapped

[ strapt ]
/ stræpt /

adjective

needy; wanting: The company is rather strapped for funds.

Origin of strapped

First recorded in 1775–85; strap + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM strapped

well-strapped, adjective

Definition for strapped (2 of 2)

strap
[ strap ]
/ stræp /

noun

verb (used with object), strapped, strap·ping.

Origin of strap

First recorded in 1565–75; variant of strop

OTHER WORDS FROM strap

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British Dictionary definitions for strapped (1 of 2)

strapped
/ (stræpt) /

adjective

(postpositive often foll by for) slang badly in need (of money, manpower, etc); short of

British Dictionary definitions for strapped (2 of 2)

strap
/ (stræp) /

noun

verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)

Word Origin for strap

C16: variant of strop
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Medicine definitions for strapped

strap
[ străp ]

n.

A strip or piece of adhesive plaster.

v.

To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.
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