Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “close shave”

See all translations

close shave

noun [C] uk   /ˌkləʊsˈʃeɪv/ us    /ˌkloʊs-/
a situation in which you come very close to a dangerous situation: I had a close shave this morning - some idiot almost knocked me off my bike.
Translations of “close shave”
in Chinese (Traditional) 僥倖脫險,倖免於難, 萬幸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侥幸脱险,幸免遇难, 万幸…
(Definition of close shave from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of close shave?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More