near miss Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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near missnoun [C usually singular]

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near miss noun [C usually singular] (HIT)

(also near thing) a ​situation in which something ​almosthits something ​else: A Boeing 747 was ​involved in a near ​miss with a ​privateaircraft just ​south of San Francisco. That was a near ​miss - we must have come within an ​inch of that ​lorry!

near miss noun [C usually singular] (HAPPEN)

an ​attempt to do or ​achieve something that ​failsalthough it ​almostsucceeds
(Definition of near miss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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near missnoun [C]

 us   /ˈnɪər ˈmɪs/
a ​situation in which an ​accidentalmosthappened: That was a near miss – he must have come within 50 ​feet of the other ​plane.
(Definition of near miss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “near miss”
in Chinese (Simplified) 撞击, 几乎击中, 几乎相撞…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撞擊, 幾乎擊中, 幾乎相撞…
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