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strapped

 (străpt)
adj. Informal
In financial need: We are strapped for cash right now.
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strapped

(stræpt)
adj
slang (often foll by: for) badly in need (of money, manpower, etc); short of
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strapped

(stræpt)

adj.
needy; wanting: strapped for funds.
[1775–85]
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strapped

[stræpt] ADJ to be strapped for cashandar escaso de dinero
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

strapped

[ˈstræpt] adj
to be strapped for cash → être à court d'argent
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

strapped

[ˈstræpt] adj strapped for casha corto di soldi
financially strapped → messo/a male finanziariamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
My revolvers were strapped to my lifeless body which, for some unfathomable reason, I could not bring myself to touch.
The man had something strapped on his back and carried a heavy stick-- obviously an itinerant peddler.
At Usanga's order one of the blacks lifted her from the ground and carried her to the machine, and after Usanga had clambered aboard, they lifted her up and he reached down and drew her into the fuselage where he removed the thongs from her wrists and strapped her into her seat and then took his own directly ahead of her.