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Definition 1: whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging - [noun denoting artifact]

(strap is a kind of ...) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

(... is a kind of strap ) a leather strap for punishing children

Definition 2: an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position - [noun denoting artifact]

(strap is a kind of ...) implement consisting of a strip of leather

(... is a kind of strap ) a leather strap used to sharpen razors

(... is a kind of strap ) one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

(... is a kind of strap ) a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose

(... is a kind of strap ) a leather strap or thong used to attach a sandal or shoe to the foot

(... is a kind of strap ) a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward

(... is a kind of strap ) a strap attached to a hat; passes under the chin and holds the hat in place

(... is a kind of strap ) either of two straps of a bridle that connect the bit to the headpiece

(... is a kind of strap ) a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

(... is part of strap) cases used to carry belongings when traveling

Definition 3: a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for strap in the sense of this definition

(strap is a kind of ...) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

(... is part of strap) elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

(... is part of strap) an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts

(... is part of strap) a woman's sleeveless undergarment

(... is part of strap) golf equipment consisting of a bag for carrying golf clubs and balls

Definition 4: hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it - [noun denoting artifact]

(strap is a kind of ...) anything from which something can be hung

Definition 5: secure (a sprained joint) with a strap - [verb of body]

(strap is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(strap belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 6: sharpen with a strap - [verb of change]

Samples where strap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strap a razor

(strap is a kind of ...) make sharp or sharper

"sharpen the knives"

Definition 7: tie with a strap - [verb of contact]

(strap is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(... is a kind of strap ) strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison

"hobble race horses"

Definition 8: beat severely with a whip or rod - [verb of contact]

Samples where strap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher often flogged the students
  • The children were severely trounced

Synonyms for strap in the sense of this definition

(strap is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

(... is a kind of strap ) whip

"The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

(... is a kind of strap ) whip with a leather strap

(... is a kind of strap ) whip with a whip intended for horses

(... is a kind of strap ) flog with or as if with a flexible rod

(... is a kind of strap ) flog with a cowhide

(... is a kind of strap ) beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

(... is a kind of strap ) whip with a birch twig

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