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strait
as in:  put her in a tough strait


She had been avoiding the controversy, but the protests have put her in a dire strait.
  a bad or difficult situation
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Do not confuse strait with the more common straight (not curving and other meanings).
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  • She had been avoiding the controversy, but the protests have put her in a dire strait.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   strait [5]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Nature & Ecology, History
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