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      n   a condition of extreme hardship, danger, etc.  
     (C14 plit, from Old French pleit fold, plait; probably influenced by Old English pliht peril, plight2)  
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plight          [2]  
      vb   tr  
1    to give or pledge (one's word)  
he plighted his word to attempt it     
2    to promise formally or pledge (allegiance, support, etc.)  
to plight aid     
3    plight one's troth  
a    to make a promise of marriage  
b    to give one's solemn promise  
      n  
4    Archaic or dialect   a solemn promise, esp. of engagement; pledge  
     (Old English pliht peril; related to Old High German, German Pflicht duty)  
  plighter      n  

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plight         

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      n   case, circumstances, condition, difficulty, dilemma, extremity, hole     (slang)   hot water     (informal)   jam     (informal)   perplexity, pickle     (informal)   predicament, scrape     (informal)   situation, spot     (informal)   state, straits, tight spot, trouble  

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plight          [2]  
      vb   contract, covenant, engage, guarantee, pledge, promise, propose, swear, vouch, vow  

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