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verge

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhrj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the border or edge of something.
We stopped at the verge of the forest.
synonyms:
border, bounds, edge, limit, margin
similar words:
boundary, brim, brink, extremity, fringe, lip, perimeter, rim
definition 2: the point at which something happens, begins, or comes into effect; brink.
The scientists are on the verge of a major discovery.
synonyms:
brink, threshold
similar words:
brow, deadline, edge, extremity, point
definition 3: the British word for the edge or border of a road where cars can stop. Verge often has the same meaning as shoulder.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: verged, verges, verging
definition: to come close to or be on the border of (often followed by "on").
That land verges on the city park.The child's crying verged on a temper tantrum.
similar words:
approach, near