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close shave

See definition of close shave on Dictionary.com
  • as innear
  • as innear miss
  • as incliffhanger
  • as inclose call

synonyms for close shave

  • adjacent
  • adjoining
  • immediate
  • nearby
  • neighboring
  • warm
  • abutting
  • bordering
  • burning
  • close
  • nigh
  • ready
  • touching
  • abreast
  • along toward
  • alongside
  • approximal
  • around
  • at close quarters
  • available
  • beside
  • close-at-hand
  • close-by
  • conterminous
  • contiguous
  • convenient
  • hair's breadth
  • handy
  • in close proximity
  • near-at-hand
  • next door
  • not remote
  • practically
  • proximal
  • proximate
  • side-by-side
  • vincinal
  • within stone's throw
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antonyms for close shave

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  • away
  • detached
  • distant
  • far
  • faraway
  • separate
  • cool
  • deferred
  • expired
  • gone
  • past
  • postponed
  • remote
  • unfamiliar
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        How to use close shave in a sentence

        Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
        SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
        On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
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        It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
        ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
        In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.
        RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
        He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.
        THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
        “The British Raj is doomed,” she muttered, lowering her voice, and bringing her magnificent eyes close to his.
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        Now, he chose a small table in a corner of the balcony, close to the glass screen.
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        The two were standing together before the fire; Bernard watched Mrs. Vivian close the door softly behind her.
        CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
        The friends were standing close to the wall; but on these sounds they moved away; and a key presently turned in the door.
        THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
        We stumbled along, close up, for the thick-piled clouds still hung their light-obscuring banners over the sky.
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        WORDS RELATED TO CLOSE SHAVE

        • close call
        • close shave
        • narrow escape
        • shocker
        • spine-chiller
        • squeaker
        • thriller
        • white knuckle
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