strut Definition

  • 1to walk in a proud way trying to look important
  • 2a structural support used in engineering and construction

Using strut: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "strut" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He strutted around the room, showing off his new suit.

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    The peacock strutted its feathers.

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    The bridge was supported by sturdy struts.

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    The airplane's wing struts were damaged in the crash.

strut Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for strut

Phrases with strut

  • strut one's stuff

    to show off one's abilities or talents


    She loves to strut her stuff on the dance floor.

  • strut and fret

    to be agitated or anxious about something


    He spent the whole night strutting and fretting about the upcoming exam.

  • to dance in a lively and uninhibited way


    The party really got going when everyone started strutting their funky stuff.

Origins of strut

from Old English 'strūtian', meaning 'to stand out stiffly'


Summary: strut in Brief

The verb 'strut' [strʌt] means to walk in a proud way, often trying to look important. It can also refer to a structural support used in engineering and construction. The phrase 'strut one's stuff' means to show off one's abilities or talents.

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