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Strait

Spanish
English

strait
N

strait
N

strait
N

strait-laced
ADJ

strait-laced
ADJ

strait jacket
N


to place in a strait-jacket
V


NM Plural
N Plural

straits
N

straits
N


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English Definitions

strait
N
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
strait
N
a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
strait
narrow
strait and narrow
N
the way of proper and honest behavior
Strait of Calais
N
the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
Strait of Dover
N
the strait between the English Channel and the North Sea; shortest distance between England and the European continent
Strait of Georgia
N
the strait separating Vancouver Island from the Canadian mainland
Strait of Gibraltar
N
the strait between Spain and Africa
Strait of Hormuz
N
a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Strait of Magellan
N
the strait separating South America from Tierra del Fuego and other islands to the south of the continent; discovered by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520; an important route around South America before the Panama Canal was built
Strait of Messina
N
the strait separating Sicily from the tip of Italy
Strait of Ormuz
N
a strategically important strait linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
strait-laced
exaggeratedly proper
straiten
V
bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
straiten
V
squeeze together
N
anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
straitjacket
N
a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
exaggeratedly proper
straits
N
a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
straits
N
a difficult juncture
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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