Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “strap sth up”

strap sth up

UK (US tape sth up) phrasal verb with strap     /stræp/ verb [T usually + adv/prep] (-pp-)
to wrap a leg, arm, or other part of the body in a bandage (= strip of material for wrapping around injuries): He injured himself playing football and his arm was strapped up.Fastening and tying
(Definition of strap sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of strap sth up

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Fastening and tying, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Translations of “strap sth up”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More