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English noun: straits

1. straits (state) a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

Synonymspass, strait

Broader (hypernym)situation

Narrower (hyponym)desperate straits, dire straits

2. straits (event) a difficult juncture

SamplesA pretty pass.
Matters came to a head yesterday.

Synonymshead, pass

Broader (hypernym)juncture, occasion

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