Definition of close shave
: a narrow escape
Examples of close shave in a sentence
I've had a few close shaves in my lifetime, but this one was the scariest.
<the passengers in the jeep had a close shave when a mine exploded just a few yards away>
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Rhymes with close shave
airwave, behave, brain wave, cold wave, concave, conclave, deprave, dissave, drawshave, enclave, engrave, enslave, exclave, ground wave, heat wave, margrave, new wave, octave, outbrave, Palgrave, palsgrave, shock wave, shortwave, sine wave, sky wave, sound wave, spokeshave, S wave, wage slave, white slave, Wind Cave
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