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  • n  an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
  • n  hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
  • n  a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
  • n  whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
  • v  tie with a strap
  • v  beat severely with a whip or rod
  • v  sharpen with a strap
    strap a razor
  • v  secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

  • Last year, Connie Hedegaard invited Environment Ministers to strap on their boot spikes and join her for a hike up the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.
  • The pictures alone on this foodie's wiki-paradise are enough to make you want to strap on your apron and start sauting.
  • The medics pull moldable splints from their backpacks and strap them to the young legs.
News & Articles


  • Ed Reed in International Herald Tribune
    Here's a guy who had months to live and we're making small talk. And as we're talking, he's taking his guitar strap and hooking it, wrapping it around, then he puts the guitar into the case and he flips the snaps on the case and says, `Here, I want... David Letterman CNN Sep 2, 2008 95176 126435 strap Asked if he expected to have Suggs in the lineup, Baltimore safety Ed Reed said, Oh yeah, of course. You would have to strap him down. Just like Troy's calf, I know the competitor he has in him."
  • Ingrid Newkirk in Washington Post
    Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, told Time magazine's "Swampland" blog: "If you wouldn't strap your child to the roof of your car, you have no business doing that to the family dog!"

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