strapped

[ strapt ]
/ stræpt /

adjective

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

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Origin of strapped

First recorded in 1775–85; strap + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM strapped

well-strapped, adjective
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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
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