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strap

strap

 
 
pronunciation:
straep
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin, flat strip of flexible material, often with a fastener such as a buckle at one end, used to fasten or hold objects together or in position.
I like these shoes with the strap across the ankle.He put a strap around his suitcase to make sure that it would stay closed.This bathing suit has straps that you can remove.
 
definition 2: such an object secured in a loop, used to hold, grasp, pull, lift, or provide a handhold.
Tighten the shoulder strap on your backpack.She fell on the bus because she couldn't reach the strap to hold on.
similar words:
sling
definition 3: a strip of material, usu. leather, on which to sharpen a razor; strop.
synonyms:
strop
definition 4: a similar strip used to whip animals or humans.
When he misbehaved, his father would use the strap.
synonyms:
whip
similar words:
lash, scourge
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strapped, strapping, straps
definition 1: to fasten together or in place with a strap or straps.
I will strap the bags to the top of the car.
synonyms:
lash, truss
similar words:
band, belt, bind, fasten, secure, tie
definition 2: to whip with a strap.
similar words:
belt, flagellate, flail, flog, lash, scourge, thrash, whale, whip
definition 3: to sharpen (a razor) on a strap; strop.
synonyms:
strop
similar words:
hone, sharpen, whet