strapped

[ strapt ]
/ stræpt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. straphang,
  2. straphanger,
  3. strapless,
  4. strapline,
  5. strappado,
  6. strapped for,
  7. strapper,
  8. strapping,
  9. strappy,
  10. strapwork

Origin of strapped

First recorded in 1775–85; strap + -ed2

Related formswell-strapped, adjective

strap

[ strap ]
/ stræp /

noun

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

Origin of strap

First recorded in 1565–75; variant of strop

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British Dictionary definitions for strapped

strapped

/ (stræpt) /

adjective

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

strap

/ (stræp) /

noun

verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)

Word Origin for strap

C16: variant of strop

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Word Origin and History for strapped
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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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