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strut
replica of a British World War I Sopwith Camel fighter plane with struts between the wings

strut

 (strŭt)
v. strut·ted, strut·ting, struts
v.intr.
To walk with pompous bearing; swagger.
v.tr.
1. To display in order to impress others. Sometimes used with out: Don't strut out your resume until you have more accomplishments to list.
2.
a. To provide (a structure) with a strut or struts.
b. To brace or separate with a strut.
n.
1. A pompous, self-important gait.
2. A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting stress or compression.
Idiom:
strut (one's) stuff Slang
To behave or perform in an ostentatious manner; show off.

[Middle English strouten, to stand out, from Old English strūtian, to stand out stiffly; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

strut′ter n.
strut′ting·ly adv.

strut

(strʌt)
vb, struts, strutting or strutted
1. (intr) to walk in a pompous manner; swagger
2. (Building) (tr) to support or provide with struts
3. strut one's stuff informal to behave or perform in a proud and confident manner; show off
n
4. (Building) a structural member used mainly in compression, esp as part of a framework
5. an affected, proud, or stiff walk
[C14 strouten (in the sense: swell, stand out; C16: to walk stiffly), from Old English strūtian to stand stiffly; related to Low German strutt stiff]
ˈstrutter n
ˈstrutting adj
ˈstruttingly adv

strut1

(strʌt)

v. strut•ted, strut•ting,
n. v.i.
1. to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with the chest thrown out.
n.
2. the act of strutting.
3. a strutting walk or gait.
[before 1000; Middle English, alter. of strouten to bulge, swell, bluster, Old English strūtian to struggle]
strut′ter, n.

strut2

(strʌt)

n., v. strut•ted, strut•ting. n.
1. any of various structural members, as in trusses, primarily intended to resist longitudinal compression.
v.t.
2. to brace or support by means of a strut or struts.
[1565–75; obscurely akin to strut1]

Strut

 of junior executives—Ruffner, 1983.

strut


Past participle: strutted
Gerund: strutting

Imperative
strut
strut
Present
I strut
you strut
he/she/it struts
we strut
you strut
they strut
Preterite
I strutted
you strutted
he/she/it strutted
we strutted
you strutted
they strutted
Present Continuous
I am strutting
you are strutting
he/she/it is strutting
we are strutting
you are strutting
they are strutting
Present Perfect
I have strutted
you have strutted
he/she/it has strutted
we have strutted
you have strutted
they have strutted
Past Continuous
I was strutting
you were strutting
he/she/it was strutting
we were strutting
you were strutting
they were strutting
Past Perfect
I had strutted
you had strutted
he/she/it had strutted
we had strutted
you had strutted
they had strutted
Future
I will strut
you will strut
he/she/it will strut
we will strut
you will strut
they will strut
Future Perfect
I will have strutted
you will have strutted
he/she/it will have strutted
we will have strutted
you will have strutted
they will have strutted
Future Continuous
I will be strutting
you will be strutting
he/she/it will be strutting
we will be strutting
you will be strutting
they will be strutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been strutting
you have been strutting
he/she/it has been strutting
we have been strutting
you have been strutting
they have been strutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been strutting
you will have been strutting
he/she/it will have been strutting
we will have been strutting
you will have been strutting
they will have been strutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been strutting
you had been strutting
he/she/it had been strutting
we had been strutting
you had been strutting
they had been strutting
Conditional
I would strut
you would strut
he/she/it would strut
we would strut
you would strut
they would strut
Past Conditional
I would have strutted
you would have strutted
he/she/it would have strutted
we would have strutted
you would have strutted
they would have strutted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strut - a proud stiff pompous gaitstrut - a proud stiff pompous gait    
gait - a person's manner of walking
2.strut - brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
Verb1.strut - to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

strut

verb swagger, parade, stalk, peacock, prance He struts around the town as though he owns the place.

strut

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations
يَتَبَخْتَر
vykračovat si
gå knejsende
büszkén lépdel
spranga, spígspora
eiti pasipūtusiam
cēli/cienīgi iet
kasılarak yürümek

strut

1 [strʌt]
A. VI (also strut about, strut along) → pavonearse, contonearse
to strut into a roomentrar dándose aires or pavoneándose en una habitación
to strut past sbpasar delante de algn pavoneándose
B. VT to strut one's stuffpavonearse, darse pisto

strut

2 [strʌt] N (= beam) → puntal m, riostra f

strut

[ˈstrʌt]
n (= support) → étai m, support m
vise pavaner

strut

1
vistolzieren; to strut about (the yard)(auf dem Hof) herumstolzieren; to strut pastvorbeistolzieren
vt to strut one’s stuff (inf)zeigen, was man drauf hat; (sexually) → zeigen, was man hat
nangeberischer Gang, Stolzieren nt; to walk with a strutstolzieren

strut

2
n (horizontal) → Strebe f; (sloping also) → Stütze f; (vertical) → Pfeiler m

strut

1 [strʌt] vi to strut about or aroundpavoneggiarsi
he strutted past → mi passò davanti impettito
to strut into a room → entrare impettito/a in una stanza

strut

2 [strʌt] n (beam) → supporto, sostegno

strut

(strat) past tense, past participle ˈstrutted verb
to walk in a stiff, proud way. The cock strutted about the farmyard; The man was strutting along looking very pleased with himself.
References in classic literature ?
A swaggering babe accustomed to strut in his own dooryard.
She's no better than a peacock, as 'ud strut about on the wall and spread its tail when the sun shone if all the folks i' the parish was dying: there's nothing seems to give her a turn i' th' inside, not even when we thought Totty had tumbled into the pit.
The delusion, however, was but momentary, and his eye glanced rapidly from the daughter to the earnest dignity of the father’s countenance; thence to the busy strut of Richard, who was cooling his impatience at the hunter’s indifference to his assistance, by pacing the hall and cracking his whip; from him to the Frenchman, who had stood for several minutes unheeded with a chair for the lady; thence to Major Hartmann, who was very coolly lighting a pipe three feet long by a candle in one of the chandeliers; thence to Mr.
In Shakspeare alone the speakers do not strut and bridle, the dialogue is easily great, and he adds to so many titles that of being the best-bred man in England and in Christendom.
It was plain that the commander admired his regiment, rejoiced in it, and that his whole mind was engrossed by it, yet his strut seemed to indicate that, besides military matters, social interests and the fair sex occupied no small part of his thoughts.
He gazes down at her in such rapture that he is in everybody's way, and as she takes his arm she gives it a little squeeze, and then away they strut, Mary doing nine-tenths of the talking.
You Munchkin people all strut around in your stupid blue color, while I--"
Sometimes I think that it is only the monstrous conceit of mankind which makes him think that all this stage was erected for him to strut upon.
A truly noble bird, whose legs had the genuine strut, whose eyes shone watchfully, and whose voice had a ring that evidently struck terror into the catterpillar's soul, if it was a catterpillar.
For an instant they both remained motionless, and then the yellow hen shook her wings to settle the feathers and walked toward the door with a strut of proud defiance and a cluck of victory, while the speckled rooster limped away to the group of other chickens, trailing his crumpled plumage in the dust as he went.
This strut mount designed for passenger car bodies represents another step forward.
The 60-centimetre-long, 3-centimetre-wide strut held a helium