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strait /streit/
  • tính từ
    • hẹp, chật hẹp
      • strait gate: cổng hẹp
    • khắt khe, câu nệ (về đạo đức); khắc khổ
      • the straitest set of a religion: những phần tử đạo nhất của một tôn giáo
  • danh từ
    • eo biển
      • the Straits: eo biển Ma-lắc-ca
    • (số nhiều) tình cảnh khó khăn, tình cảnh khốn cùng, tình cảnh thiếu thốn; tình trạng gieo neo; tình cảnh nguy nan, cảnh hoạn nạn
      • to be in dire strait: ở trong cơn hoạn nạn
Concise Dictionary
+a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
+a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
+strict and severe
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 narrow, tight, constricted, constricting, confining, confined, restricting, restricted, limited, limiting, rigorous, demanding, exacting; difficult, straitened:
Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
2 Usually (except in gazetteers), straits, narrows, channel:
We coasted through the Straits of Magellan with all sails flying.
3 dire or desperate or sore straits. bad or poor state or condition, trouble, predicament, plight, mess, dilemma, tight spot, hot water, US bind Colloq pickle, jam, scrape, pretty or fine kettle of fish, US box:
We shall be in dire straits if father's cheque doesn't come soon.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 (also straits) [pl.] (especially in the names of places) a narrow passage of water that connects two seas or large areas of water: the Strait(s) of Gibraltar
2 (straits) [pl.] a very difficult situation especially because of lack of money: The factory is in dire straits. + She found herself in desperate financial straits.
Collocation Dictionary

1 narrow piece of water connecting seas, etc.




go through, pass through | enter


separate sth
The oil terminal is in the narrow strait that separates the island from the mainland.


across the ~
He tried to swim across the Straits of Gibraltar.
| in the ~
a ship anchored in the Straits of Hormuz
| on the ~
The town is on the straits between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
| through the ~
Many hundreds of vessels pass through the straits each year.
| ~ between 2 straits


desperate, dire, serious | financial


in ~
The business is in dire financial straits.

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