One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he undid the thick leather straps’
thong, tie, cord, band, belt, tape
1‘a leather bag was strapped on to the bicycle frame’
fasten, secure, tie, bind, make fast, lash
2‘the goalkeeper's knee was strapped up’
3‘his father had strapped him’
beat, flog, whip, leather, belt, thrash, lash, horsewhip, birch, cane, strike, hit, clout
informal wallop, whack, tan someone's hide, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, beat the living daylights out of, lather, larrup
North American informal whale
archaic stripe, thong
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