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- A shave that is very short or near the skin.
- He used a new razor blade for a good, close shave.
- (idiomatic) A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.
- I had a close shave with somebody who pulled out in front of me on the road, but I swerved and managed not to hit him.
near accident or mishap