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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


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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