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American English: /streɪt/
British English: /streɪt/

Translation of strait in Spanish:


  • 1 (Geography) (often plural) the Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s)
    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
    also: 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
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