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English Reference for ayauku (あやうく)

Kanji
うく
Kana
あやうく
ayauku
Definitions
  1. adverb barely, narrowly
  2. almost, nearly
Example sentences
I came near being drowned, trying to rescue a boy
I came near to getting involved in a crime
He escaped being run over by a hair's breadth
I came near to being run over by the truck
She came very near being run over by a motorcar
The ambulance went out of control and came close to running over a pedestrian
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