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tsu·risalso tzu·ris (tso͝or′ĭs, tsûr′-)
[Yiddish tsores, pl. of tsure, from Hebrew ṣārâ, from ṣārar, to become narrow; see ṣrr in Semitic roots.]
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grief or strife
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or tsour•is(ˈtsʊər ɪs, ˈtsɜr-)
[1970–75; < Yiddish tsures, tsores, pl. of tsure, tsore < Hebrew ṣārāh, pl. ṣārōth troubles]
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|Noun||1.||tsuris - (Yiddish) aggravating trouble; "the frustrating tsuris he subjected himself to"|
difficulty, trouble - an effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking"; "finished the test only with great difficulty"
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
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