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edge

edge

 
pronunciation:
ej
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
on edge
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line where two surfaces meet.
Be sure to paint all the way to the edges of the box.A cube has twelve edges.
similar words:
boundary, line, perimeter
definition 2: the border or outside line.
We saw a deer at the edge of the forest.
synonyms:
border, margin, perimeter, rim
similar words:
bound, boundary, fringe, hem, limit, line, lip, verge
definition 3: the cutting side of a knife blade or other sharp tool.
We keep the edges of the scissors sharp.
similar words:
blade
definition 4: lead; advantage.
He has an edge on me in this game.
synonyms:
advantage
antonyms:
disadvantage
similar words:
handicap, head start, lead, odds, start
phrase: on edge
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: edged, edges, edging
definition 1: to put trim or a border on.
She edged the skirt with ribbon.
synonyms:
rim
similar words:
outline, trim
definition 2: to move forward by small degrees or with care.
The children edged toward the clowns.
synonyms:
crawl, creep, inch
similar words:
prowl, sneak, steal, worm
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