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strait

noun (DIFFICULTY)    /streɪt/
straits [plural] a difficult situation, especially because of financial problems: So many companies are in such dire/difficult straits that their prices have come right down.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disastersPoverty and poor
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