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an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
a situation in which someone is trying very hard to deal with a difficult situation
an extremely difficult or frightening situation
an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time
an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation
a situation that is extremely unpleasant
a bad situation that makes people very upset or angry
a situation that is so difficult or complicated that you cannot make much progress
a situation that is the worst one that you can imagine
a situation that makes you feel stress
the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it
a reddish-brown substance made from the leaves of a bush and used for colouring hair or skin
moving with rhythm, together as one
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Free thesaurus definition of difficult situations and experiences from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.