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close call

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noun \ˈklōs-\

Simple Definition of close call

  • : an escape that was almost not successful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of close call

  1. :  a narrow escape

Examples of close call in a sentence

  1. We nearly didn't get out of the burning building. It was a pretty close call, let me tell you!

  2. <the doctor said I'd had a close call, and was lucky to be alive>



1881

First Known Use of close call

1881


CLOSE CALL Defined for Kids

close call

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noun \ˈklōs-\

Definition of close call for Students

  1. :  a barely successful escape from a difficult or dangerous situation




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