Definition of 'straits'
Example sentences containing 'straits'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
'You are, as I remember the cricket commentators used to say, in dire straits. YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)There was a pride about her, even though she was in dire straits. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE (2002)Their planned course would take them in through the straits between the Scillies and Land's End, past the Wolf Rock. LET NOT THE DEEP (2002)
Trends of 'straits'
Used Occasionally. straits is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of straits from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.