Definition of strapped in English:

strapped

adjective

informal
  • Short of money:

    ‘I'm constantly strapped for cash’
    • ‘A handful of cash - strapped airlines are trying a new route to cut costs.’
    • ‘Along with the big price tag came a belated recognition that a strapped U.S. could not bear the burdens alone.’
    • ‘Car buyers weren't so strapped last quarter that they couldn't take advantage of a good deal.’
    • ‘Do we boost public spending by helping fiscally strapped states and cities?’
    • ‘This soaring prison and jail population is a huge expense for financially strapped state and local governments.’
    • ‘Does it seem like they're all pretty strapped right now?’
    • ‘For one thing, nothing is guaranteed in the financially strapped airline industry.’
    • ‘It is the kind of football architecture you might expect from a strapped - for-cash English second division ground.’
    • ‘Sheth was a financially strapped student when he married his wife Madhu.’
    • ‘It would also drain resources from strapped states and charities.’
    • ‘Investors will want to hear how he is managing the group's strapped finances.’
    • ‘The 45-year-old doctor ran a locum agency providing cover for cash - strapped hospitals.’
    • ‘That makes them an attractive option for states with strapped budgets looking to reduce prison costs.’
    poverty-stricken, impoverished, necessitous, beggarly, in penury, penurious, impecunious, indigent, needy, needful, in need, in want, badly off, low-paid, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, destitute, hard up, short of money, on one's beam-ends, unable to make ends meet, underprivileged, deprived, penniless, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, moneyless
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Pronunciation

strapped

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