near fall

near fall

An event in which a person feels a fall is imminent but avoids it by compensatory action, such as grabbing a nearby object or controlling the fall. People who experience near falls may be at risk of falling and require preventive intervention to avoid potential injury.
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The tension continued to build with each near fall, and it wasn't until Styles hit a Styles Clash and a Phenomenal Forearm in succession that the match finally came to an end.
However, heat two saw Danny Phillips recover from a near fall to take a win over his partner Ashley Morris in a home 5-1 taking the score to 9-3.
But a near fall for Duterte on Tuesday after well-wishers mobbed him for a selfie resulted in a change in protocol meant to ensure his safety and security.
At another point a recipient was challenged in negotiating the thick carpet with his prosthetics; a near fall saw the Governor General once again spring into action.
History repeats itself: The rise and fall of the British pound was followed by the rise and near fall --according to Katusa--of the U.S.
Stenberg and Gustafson, along with fellow program members Shea Settlemyer and Delaney Van Velkinburgh, are counselors-in-training this summer for the annual Courageous Kids Camp, a four-day event at Sky Camp near Fall Creek.
Alriyadh newspaper shed lights on reports of the near fall of Alasad regime because of the recently appearing differences among its prominent figures.
2:45 a.m.: Upper North Row Road, assist Leominster Police and Fire to find six youths in the woods near Fall Brook Reservoir.
I snuck off to the sumptuous Flint Oak Resort near Fall River, Kan., to shoot some sporting clays, pheasants, quail, and chukars.