Definition of 'strait'
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In the narrow strait just one oil tanker sunk would halt shipping for months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There were meant to be ten but five had to pull out because of financial straits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When you were in dire straits she was superb. The Glasgow Girls (1994)The integrity of international sport is in dire straits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People come up with the best ideas when they are in dire straits. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)What is not in dispute is that thousands of people in this part of the world are in dire straits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's not wrong to be in difficult straits. Christianity Today (2000)That's not to say that companies in financial straits always hire externally. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The country's rail capacity is squeezing into the narrowest straits in its history. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Of course, a life on the strait and narrow is no life at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The industry in America is in dire straits. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The cuts have been imposed by central Government because the economy is in dire straits. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How dare he enjoy himself with England in such dire straits! Times, Sunday Times (2007)He's in financial dire straits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I am in dire financial straits, though not through overspending. The Sun (2014)No. At its narrowest point the strait is 28 miles wide. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No wonder we're in financial dire straits when we're so easily led into going along with it and spending money to vote. The Sun (2008)His administration has reached agreement with Beijing allowing regular direct flights for the first time in 60 years across the narrow straits that divide the bitter foes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. strait is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'strait'
British English: strait NOUN
You can refer to a narrow strip of sea which joins two large areas of sea as a strait or the straits.
An estimated 1600 vessels pass through the strait annually.
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