Definition of Narrow escape

1. Noun. Something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin.

Exact synonyms: Close Call, Close Shave, Squeak, Squeaker
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Narrow Escape

narrow-leaved everlasting pea
narrow-leaved flame flower
narrow-leaved plantain
narrow-leaved reedmace
narrow-leaved spleenwort
narrow-leaved strap fern
narrow-leaved water plantain
narrow-leaved white-topped aster
narrow-minded
narrow-mindedly
narrow-mindedness
narrow-width effect
narrow beech fern
narrow boat
narrow down
narrow escape (current term)
narrow gauge
narrow gauges
narrow goldenrod
narrow house
narrow minded
narrow mindedness
narrow sea
narrow seas
narrow wale
narrowband
narrowboat
narrowboats
narrowbodies
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Literary usage of Narrow escape

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1. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"CHAPTER VI Departure from Rio de Janeiro — The Spray ashore on the sands of Uruguay—A narrow escape from shipwreck — The boy who found a sloop — The Spray ..."

2. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"GENERAL FREMONT IN COMMAND—MOVEMENT AGAINST BELMONT—BATTLE OF BELMONT—A NARROW ESCAPE—AFTER THE BATTLE. FROM the occupation of Paducah up to the early part ..."

3. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838 by Charles Wilkes (1852)
"... from Tutuila—Her narrow escape from Wreck—Appearance of Upolu—Message from ... In leaving the harbour we had a narrow escape from wreck ; the almost ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"HAL HYDE'S narrow escape. — Page 40. Specimen of Illustrations to " The Young Silver-Seekers. ... narrow escape ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Lit Digest 61:1067-8 N 13 '15 narrow escape for the Democrats. New Repub 1:8-9 N 7 '14 Non-partisanship in state elections. ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"the ' Fair American/ in which she had a narrow escape of being killed by the roller of a curtain, William in 'Rosina,' Lady Hacket, Lady Teazle, ..."

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