Meaning of “strapped” in the English Dictionary

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"strapped" in British English

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strappedadjective

uk /stræpt/ us /stræpt/ informal

not having enough money:

I'd love to come to Hawaii with you, but I'm a little strapped (for cash).

(Definition of “strapped” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strapped" in American English

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strappedadjective

us /stræpt/

not having enough money:

In the early days, we were strapped.

(Definition of “strapped” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"strapped" in Business English

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strappedadjective

uk /stræpt/ us informal

used to describe a person or organization that does not have enough money:

economically/financially strapped They target financially strapped smaller companies for acquisition.
At the end of the 90s, the International Monetary Fund was strapped for cash .
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(Definition of “strapped” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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