cheat death

Cheat death
If someone cheats death, they narrowly avoid a major problem or accident.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cheat death — cheat death/fate/ phrase to avoid death when this seems impossible In the course of the movie the hero cheats death many times. Thesaurus: to avoid risks or dangersynonym Main entry: cheat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheat death —    If someone cheats death, they narrowly avoid a major problem or accident.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death — Infobox Film name = The Man Who Could Cheat Death image size = 180px caption = director = Terence Fisher producer = Michael Carreras Anthony Nelson Keys writer =Barré Lyndon(play) Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) narrator = starring = Anton Diffring… …   Wikipedia

  • cheat fate — cheat death/fate/ phrase to avoid death when this seems impossible In the course of the movie the hero cheats death many times. Thesaurus: to avoid risks or dangersynonym Main entry: cheat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheat — [chēt] n. [ME chete < eschete: see ESCHEAT] 1. the act of deceiving or swindling; deception; fraud 2. a person who defrauds, deceives, or tricks others; swindler 3. CHESS2 vt. 1. to deal with dishonestly for one s own gain; defraud; sw …   English World dictionary

  • death — [ deθ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the state of being dead: It was clear that Sandra was very close to death. bleed/starve/burn etc. to death: These people will starve to death unless they receive help soon. stab/kick/beat etc. someone to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cheat — cheat1 [tʃi:t] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cheat legal removal of someone s property (14 17 centuries), from escheat] 1.) [I and T] to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or to get an advantage, especially in a competition, game, or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheat — I UK [tʃiːt] / US [tʃɪt] verb Word forms cheat : present tense I/you/we/they cheat he/she/it cheats present participle cheating past tense cheated past participle cheated * 1) a) [intransitive] to behave dishonestly, or to not obey rules, for… …   English dictionary

  • cheat — cheat1 [ tʃit ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to behave dishonestly or not obey rules, for example in order to win a game or do well in an examination: Kids have always found ways of cheating on tests. You can t do that it s cheating. a ) to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cheat — 1 verb 1 (I) to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or to get an advantage, especially in a competition, game, or examination: You re doing it again, you re trying to cheat! (+ at): Jack always cheats at cards. | that s cheating: Hey, don t …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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