Can I say "meet death" instead of "face death"?
Native English speakers tend to use the expression "to face death" more. You may occasionally see "meet death," but it holds the meaning of actually dying. In this context, "face death" is more appropriate because it better expresses the meaning of nearly dying. Ex: The old woman met death with a smile. Ex: I was in a serious car accident five years ago. I faced death then.
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