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Synonyms for straits

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pass, strait, straits(noun)

    a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

    go, passing, notch, liberty chit, strait, fling, walk, passing play, crack, laissez passer, mountain pass, pass, bye, passing game, flip, passport, base on balls, toss, sound, whirl, qualifying, head, offer

  2. pass, head, straits(noun)

    a difficult juncture

    "a pretty pass"; "matters came to a head yesterday"

    heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, nous, mind, headland, head teacher, head, strait, fountainhead, whirl, principal, drumhead, point, top dog, passport, header, brain, offer, passing play, laissez passer, question, mountain pass, toss, headspring, headway, crack, foreland, go, passing game, chief, pass, read/write head, liberty chit, qualifying, head word, forefront, walk, base on balls, fling, flip, capitulum, notch, oral sex, caput, bye, passing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    strait, bungo, detroit, close, hoi, gorges

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  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Puerto Rico is now in very, very difficult straits. People are leaving the island, unemployment is high, schools are being closed, bottom line is you cannot get blood from a stone. You can't push more austerity on a people who are already hurting. The goal is to rebuild the economy.

  2. Collin Koh:

    We will see the Indian Ocean grow in importance, too, particularly around traditional chokeholds, such as the approaches to the Malacca Straits and the Nicobar islands, so an improved U.S. relationship with the major submarine player in the area, India, is very significant.

  3. Dustin Johnson:

    I played well five years ago at Whistling Whistling Straits but I won't be grounding my club anywhere I shouldn't be grounding it.

  4. Justin Trudeau:

    We get to show the world how to open our hearts and welcomepeople who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult straits.

  5. Tiger Woods:

    I just wanted to see, first of all, how my body was going to be feeling after grinding it out trying to play Whistling Straits( and) if I was ready to go make a push to try and get in the playoffs.

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