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    tear down/ narrowly missed someone trying to cross the road

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind to help me to translate the following sentence?

    "She tore down the High Street and narrowly missed someone trying to cross the road."

    In my poor opinion “tear down” = rush along, ride at fool speed” and the construction of the expression “narrowly missed someone trying to cross the road” is such as the “narrowly missed being killed”.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: tear down/ narrowly missed someone trying to cross the road

    I got an impression that she was driving at breakneck speed and had only just avoided knocking somebody down

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    Re: tear down/ narrowly missed someone trying to cross the road

    Hi verona_82,

    Thank you for your kindness.

    My speculation is about the same.

    Thank you again for your assistance.

    V.

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