Share this entry

Share this page

strait

Pronunciation: /streɪt/

Translation of strait in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Geography/Geografía] (often plural/frecuentemente plural) estrecho (masculine) the Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s) el estrecho de Magallanes
    Example sentences
    • They glided over the narrow strait of turbulent ocean water that made the island look like it had been cut in half with a steak knife.
    • ‘The Northwest Passage is a strait for international navigation,’ says a State Department lawyer.
    • In purely commercial terms, passage through the strait would cut time off sailings from the west coast of North Korea.
  • 2
    (straits plural)
    (difficulties, difficult position) to be in dire/desperate straits estar* en grandes apuros/en una situación desesperada to be in financial straits pasar estrecheces, pasar apuros económicos

Definition of strait in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day colmillo
m
eyetooth …
Cultural fact of the day

Primaria is the name given in Spain to the first of the two compulsory levels of education. It is for pupils between six and twelve years of age and leads to the ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria.