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strait

noun uk   us   /streɪt/

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 Arabic مَضيق…
in Korean 해협…
in Malaysian selat, keadaan yang runcing…
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 Vietnamese eo biển, tình cảnh khó khăn…
in Spanish estrecho, aprieto…
in Portuguese estreito…
in Thai ช่องแคบ, ความทุกข์ยากลำบาก…
in German die Meerenge, der Engpaß…
in Catalan estret…
in Japanese 海峡, 瀬戸…
in Indonesian selat, kesulitan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 海峡…
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