"straps" in the noun sense
an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train passengers hold onto it
3. strap, shoulder strap
a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
"straps" in the verb sense
tie with a strap
2. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce
beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students"
"The children were severely trounced"
sharpen with a strap
"strap a razor"
secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
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