Definition of 'situation'
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Walk away with your head held high by taking control of the situation. The Sun (2006)You see all kinds of situations clearly and learn what people actually do matters more than promises. The Sun (2008)We are in a strong financial situation and we are mentally strong. The Sun (2012)Two weeks ago the situation looked one way. The Sun (2011)It was not the ideal situation for a country at war. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)This is obviously not the situation regarding the social sciences. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)You can be the peacemaker at work or in a complex family situation. The Sun (2008)They took cover in a farm house but arrival of an enemy platoon made the situation hopeless. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Only when the situation is critical do they seek help. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would make more sense to let the people stay and pay rent until their situation improves. The Sun (2009)My friend took control of the situation and led us both upstairs. The Sun (2010)We can see the political pressures that lead to this kind of situation happening. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first is to be honest about the financial situation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Make your own list by thinking of the situations you looked at before. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Open your mind and heart to what the mediator has to say regarding the situation. Christianity Today (2000)The actual situations are more complex than you think. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Making the best out of a hopeless situation but he has still failed to convince the nation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then your doctor should be able to give you a clearer idea about your particular situation. The Sun (2016)There is no doubt that the employment situation in my home county is dire. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the battle is far from over and the situation remains critical. The Sun (2013)For others in such a position, the situation can be extremely difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The loss of your husband, and the situation in your country. The Glasgow Girls (1994)There is logic too, but the trouble is that neither company is approaching the situation from a position of strength. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: situation /ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃən/ NOUN
You use situation to refer generally to what is happening at a particular place and time, or to refer to what is happening to you.
Army officers said the situation was under control.
- American English: situation
- Arabic: حَالَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: situação
- Chinese: 情况
- Croatian: situacija
- Czech: situace
- Danish: situation
- Dutch: situatie
- European Spanish: situación
- Finnish: tilanne
- French: situation circonstances
- German: Situation
- Greek: κατάσταση
- Italian: situazione
- Japanese: 状況
- Korean: 상황
- Norwegian: situasjon
- Polish: sytuacja
- European Portuguese: situação
- Romanian: situație
- Russian: ситуация
- Spanish: situación
- Swedish: situation
- Thai: สถานการณ์
- Turkish: durum
- Ukrainian: ситуація
- Vietnamese: hoàn cảnh
Definition of situation from the Collins English Dictionary
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