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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology, Oceanography
straitstrait /streΙͺt/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 (also straits [plural])SG a narrow passage of water between two areas of land, usually connecting two seas πŸ”Š the Bering Strait2 β†’ be in dire straits
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straitβ€’ Everton, to put it bluntly, are in dire straits.β€’ Beyond the strait it was expected that we might encounter enemy submarines.β€’ They were expelled, and replaced by an Athenian citizen colony, strategically placed to hold the straits of Artemision.β€’ Smugglers have been plying the straits for years.β€’ the Strait of Magellan
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