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pronunciation:
vuhrj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the border, margin, or edge of something.
synonyms:
border, bounds, edge, limit, margin
similar words:
boundary, brim, brink, extremity, fringe, lip, perimeter, rim
definition 2: the point or limit beyond which something occurs, begins, or comes into effect; brink.
the verge of a crisis
synonyms:
brink, threshold
similar words:
brow, deadline, edge, extremity, point, precipice
definition 3: a rod or staff, esp. one carried as a symbol of authority.
synonyms:
baton, mace, scepter, staff, truncheon, wand
similar words:
caduceus, fasces, rod
definition 4: (chiefly British) the strip of land alongside a road or path, often containing gravel or grass; shoulder.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: verged, verges, verging
definition: to approach or be on the limit or border of (often fol. by on).
That land verges on the city park.The child's cries verged on hysteria.
synonyms:
abut, bound
similar words:
approach, near, neighbor
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to constitute the border or limit of.
synonyms:
border, bound, rim, skirt
similar words:
abut, adjoin, fringe, hem, limit, margin
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