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noun 
  1. (geography) A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
The Strait of Gibraltar
  1. A difficult position (often used in plural)
To be in dire straits
Translations: 
  • French: détroit
  • Dutch: straat
  • German: Straíe
  • Italian: (channel of water) stretto , (difficult position) stretta
    • Japanese: 海峡 (ããããã, kaikyÅ)
    • Spanish: estrecho
    adjective 
    1. (archaic) narrow; restricted as to space or room; close
    2. (archaic) righteous, strict
    To follow the and narrow
    Etymology: from Middle English streit, from Old French estreit (modern form étroit), from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (to compress, tighten). Doublet of strict.


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