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straw/ˈstrɑː/noun
pluralstraws
straw
/ˈstrɑː/
noun
pluralstraws
Learner's definition of STRAW  
[noncount]  : the dry stems of wheat and other grain plants — often used before another noun
   b  [count]  : a single dry stem of a grain plant
[count]  : a thin tube used for sucking up a drink

clutch/grasp at straws

: to try to solve a problem by doing things that probably will not help

draw straws

— see 1draw

straw in the wind

: a sign of what might come in the future

the final/last straw

orthe straw that breaks/broke the camel's back
: the last in a series of bad things that happen to make someone very upset, angry, etc.
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