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adjective as in destitute

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As I drove away from our ranch that day, too nervous to wait for the formal evacuation order to come, I found myself in a line of cars doing the very same, belongings strapped to their roofs.

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For 2,200 miles, with 20 pounds or so strapped to my back, I reinforced the muscles that had always made me bowlegged, my feet aimed toward ten and two from Georgia to Maine.

Folded in half, the Monopod can simply be tossed into a pack’s water-bottle pocket or easily strapped to its exterior.

Essential workers in particular are being forced to make difficult choices about their children’s care — many essential-worker jobs are lower wage — and many child care providers are in strapped situations.

However, the Air Force is so strapped for people that the ratio has dropped below even that reduced level.

A burly Belgian, strapped with grenades and ammunition, towered above them.

These days cash-strapped Italy is handing out restoration initiatives to just about anyone willing to pay the bill.

They threw off their bags of crops and strapped him to the back.

Strapped for medical staff and lacking in the resources needed to treat the 5,338 suspected cases, the numbers are soaring.

He wore an olive green coat, yellow waistcoat, and light grey trousers, strapped over his boots.

The few necessities the girls were taking were rolled in slickers and strapped behind their saddles.

Mark's preparations were soon made, but the roll which he strapped behind his saddle was much larger than he generally took.

When Chloe was a babe strapped on her mother's shoulders, they were stolen from Africa and packed in a ship.

He leaned weakly against the table to which I was strapped, his eyes on mine glazing over with death.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strapped, such as: impoverished, beggared, broke, dirt poor, flat, and fortuneless.

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