Examples of near miss in a Sentence
After years of near misses, the team has finally won a championship.
a near miss with death prompted him to give up skydiving
Recent Examples of near miss from the Web
That is where the game stood for the next couple of hours, through Oakland’s near miss in the ninth inning, another threat in the top of the 10th and the Yankees’ getting a potential go-ahead run to third in the eighth.
The camerawork is a little shoddy, and the actual near miss happens just at the bottom of the screen, visible for only a few frames.
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NEAR MISS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of near miss for English Language Learners
: an attempt that is almost successful
: an accident that is just barely avoided
: a bomb that misses its target but still causes damage
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