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shorty1

Senior Member
Korean
Dear all,


NBC news: California Bus Crash
Reporter: 17-year-old Calvin Aceves kicked out a window so he and others could escape the flames.
Calvin: "Three people were trying to just fit in that window at a time."
Reporter: Those who could poured out from the back of the bus.


What does "Three people were trying to just fit in that window at a time." mean here?


Thank you for your help.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    It's spoken English, so you have to make allowances. I think that, with time and consideration, he might have said "Three people were trying to fit (get/escape) through that window at the same time."
     

    shorty1

    Senior Member
    Korean
    It's spoken English, so you have to make allowances. I think that, with time and consideration, he might have said "Three people were trying to fit (get/escape) through that window at the same time."
    Thank you, Copyright.

    Does the 'fit in that window' happen to convey the feel that they were excaping through the window with no extra space between them?
     
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