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English noun: strap

1. strap (artifact) an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position


Broader (hypernym)leather strip


Narrower (hyponym)bootstrap, cheekpiece, chin strap, crupper, latchet, noseband, nosepiece, rein, strop


Part meronymbaggage, luggage

2. strap (artifact) hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it


Broader (hypernym)hanger

3. strap (artifact) a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag


Synonymsshoulder strap


Broader (hypernym)band


Part meronymbandeau, bra, brace, brassiere, chemise, gallus, golf bag, shift, shimmy, slip, suspender, teddy

4. strap (artifact) whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging


Broader (hypernym)whip


Narrower (hyponym)tawse


English verb: strap

1. strap (contact) tie with a strap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie


Narrower (hyponym)hobble, hopple


Antonymsunstrap

2. strap (contact) beat severely with a whip or rod


SamplesThe teacher often flogged the students.
The children were severely trounced.


ExamplesThey want to strap the prisoners


Synonymsflog, lash, lather, slash, trounce, welt, whip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over


Narrower (hyponym)birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, horsewhip, leather, scourge, switch

3. strap (change) sharpen with a strap


SamplesStrap a razor.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sharpen

4. strap (body) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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