Synonyms of strait in English:


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1‘the island is separated from the mainland by a strait about six miles wide’

channel, sound, narrows, inlet, stretch of water, arm of the sea, sea passage, neck
Scottish kyle

2straits‘by Christmas, the company was in desperate straits’

a bad situation, a difficult situation, a sorry condition, difficulty, trouble, crisis, a mess, a predicament, a plight, a tight corner
informal a fine kettle of fish, a pretty kettle of fish, hot water, deep water, a jam, a hole, a bind, a fix, a scrape