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near miss

near miss

 
pronunciation:
nir mIs
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the strike of a projectile or bomb that misses its intended target by a narrow margin, often causing some damage.
similar words:
close shave
definition 2: an instance of barely avoiding a collision, as of two automobiles or planes.
definition 3: something that almost succeeds in its aim or purpose.
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