Synonyms of strait in English:

strait


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noun

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

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
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