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strait

noun uk   /streɪt/ us  

strait noun (WATER)

[C usually plural] a narrow area of sea that connects two larger areas of sea: the Straits of Gibraltar

strait noun (DIFFICULTY)

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.
Translations of “strait”
in Korean 해협…
in Arabic مَضيق…
in French détroit, ennuis d’argent…
in Turkish boğaz…
in Italian stretto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 海峽…
in Russian пролив…
in Polish cieśnina…
in Spanish estrecho, aprieto…
in Portuguese estreito…
in German die Meerenge, der Engpaß…
in Catalan estret…
in Japanese 海峡, 瀬戸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 海峡…
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