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Another word for strait

  1. A channel

      1. A strait of southeast New York between Brooklyn and Staten Island in New York City and connecting Upper and Lower New York Bay. The Narrows is spanned by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
      2. A tube, duct, or passageway.
      3. One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.
      1. A recess, such as a bay or cove, along a coast.
      2. A stream or bay leading inland, as from the ocean; an estuary.
      3. A narrow passage of water, as between two islands.
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  2. Difficulty

      1. A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
      2. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
      3. For use during emergencies:
      1. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
      2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
      3. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
      1. To cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to.
      2. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
      3. To constrain or overcome by harassment.