desperate strait

отчаяние, крайность, отчаянное положение Syn : dire strait

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  • Strait — Strait, n.; pl. {Straits}. [OE. straight, streit, OF. estreit, estroit. See {Strait}, a.] 1. A narrow pass or passage. [1913 Webster] He brought him through a darksome narrow strait To a broad gate all built of beaten gold. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strait of Kerch — Cimmerian Bosporus redirects here. For the ancient state, see Bosporan Kingdom. For its rulers, see List of Kings of Cimmerian Bosporus. Location of Kerch Strait …   Wikipedia

  • strait — noun 1 narrow piece of water connecting seas, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ narrow VERB + STRAIT ▪ go through, pass through ▪ enter STRAIT + VERB …   Collocations dictionary

  • strait — [[t]stre͟ɪt[/t]] straits 1) N COUNT: oft in names You can refer to a narrow strip of sea which joins two large areas of sea as a strait or the straits. An estimated 1600 vessels pass through the strait annually. ...the Straits of Gibraltar. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • desperate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ I was starting to get desperate …   Collocations dictionary

  • strait — strait1 [ streıt ] noun count often plural a narrow area of water that joins two larger areas of water be in dire/desperate straits to be in a very difficult situation, especially one involving a lack of money strait strait 2 [ streıt ] adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strait — UK [streɪt] / US noun [countable, often plural] Word forms strait : singular strait plural straits a narrow area of water that joins two larger areas of water • be in dire/desperate straits to be in a very difficult situation, especially one… …   English dictionary

  • strait — noun 1) a strait about six miles wide Syn: channel, sound, inlet, stretch of water 2) the company is in desperate straits Syn: a bad/difficult situation, difficulty, trouble, crisis, a mess, a predicament, a plight …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • strait — n. & adj. n. 1 (in sing. or pl.) a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or large bodies of water. 2 (usu. in pl.) difficulty, trouble, or distress (usu. in dire or desperate straits). adj. archaic 1 narrow, limited; confined or confining.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • desperate straits — noun a state of extreme distress • Syn: ↑dire straits • Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑strait, ↑straits …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight, strait — Straight, as an adjective, means uncurved, direct, unswerving : The road is straight. When you tell that story, try to keep a straight face. As an adverb, straight means directly and honestly : Please go straight home. Don t lie, speak straight.… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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