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straitnoun [C]

 us   /streɪt/
a ​narrowarea of ​water that ​connects two ​largerareas of ​water: The strait ​lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
(Definition of strait from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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straitnoun

uk   us   /streɪt/

strait noun (WATER)

[C usually plural] a ​narrowarea of ​sea that ​connects two ​largerareas of ​sea: the Straits of Gibraltar

strait noun (DIFFICULTY)

straits [plural] a ​difficultsituation, ​especially because of ​financialproblems: So many ​companies are in suchdire/​difficult straits that ​theirprices have come ​right down.
(Definition of strait from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strait”
in Korean 해협…
in Arabic مَضيق…
in Malaysian selat, keadaan yang runcing…
in French détroit, ennuis d’argent…
in Russian пролив…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 海峽…
in Italian stretto…
in Turkish boğaz…
in Polish cieśnina…
in Spanish estrecho, aprieto…
in Vietnamese eo biển, tình cảnh khó khăn…
in Portuguese estreito…
in Thai ช่องแคบ, ความทุกข์ยากลำบาก…
in German die Meerenge, der Engpaß…
in Catalan estret…
in Japanese 海峡, 瀬戸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 海峡…
in Indonesian selat, kesulitan…
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