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strait

US [streɪt]
UK [streɪt]
  • n.海峡;(连结两大水域的)水道;境况窘迫
  • adj.窄;【圣】严格的;窘迫的
  • Web困难;困境;地峡
Plural Form:straits  
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n.
1.
[pl]
海峡;(连结两大水域的)水道a narrow passage of water that connects two seas or large areas of water
the Strait(s) of Gibraltar
直布罗陀海峡
2.
[pl]
(尤指经济拮据引起的)困境,境况窘迫a very difficult situation especially because of lack of money
The factory is in dire straits .
工厂岌岌可危。
She found herself in desperate financial straits.
她发觉自己经济状况极为窘迫。

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