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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 for "straits":

    strait, bungo, detroit, close, hoi, gorges

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  1. Forrest Claypool:

    With scarce resources, staff furloughs and painful budget cuts, CPS is keeping a close watch on every dollar, barbara Byrd-Bennett and her co-conspirators knew the district's dire straits and still concocted this scheme to divert needed resources away from classrooms and line their own pockets.

  2. Justin Trudeau:

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

  3. Scott Morrison:

    There was no discussion about anything else, there was an appreciation of our involvement in that particular operation which was I remind everyone is about freedom of navigation in the Straits of Hormuz. That's what that is about. The other matters that are being pursued by the United States are matters that they're pursuing.

  4. Ben Carson:

    There’s no question this country is in very dire straits. the whole leadership issue is lacking. Ben Carson also embraced the large GOP field, saying it will give voters.

  5. Gretchen Half Whitmer:

    If you dont live in these regions...think long and hard before you take a trip into them, a small spike could put the hospital system in dire straits pretty quickly. Thats precisely why were asking everyone to continue doing their part. Dont descend on [waterfront] Traverse City from all regions of the state.

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