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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The strike of an explosive missile, especially of an aerial bomb, close to but not on the object of attack, and usually close enough to cause effective damage.

Usage examples (37)
  • I had another bad bardic near-miss, but such is life.
  • The Intruder jolted once, turbulence from a near-miss.
  • He gasped and felt his heart stutter from the near-miss.
  • His reward for what he considers a near-miss with death? for more
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