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straits, plural;
  1. (of a place) Of limited spatial capacity; narrow or cramped
    • - the road was so strait that a handful of men might have defended it
  2. Close, strict, or rigorous
    • - my captivity was strait as ever
  1. A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water
    • - the Strait of Gibraltar
  2. Used in reference to a situation characterized by a specified degree of trouble or difficulty
    • - the economy is in dire straits
    • - a crippling disease could leave anyone in serious financial straits

  1. a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
  2. narrow; "strait is the gate"
  3. pass: a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
  4. (straits) pass: a difficult juncture; "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"
  5. narrow body of water between two large land masses