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brink

brink

 
 
pronunciation:
brIngk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the edge or brim of a slope or cliff.
synonyms:
edge, lip, rim, verge
similar words:
brim, brow
definition 2: an extreme state or condition beyond which lies major change; verge; precipice.
the brink of nuclear holocaustthe brink of a scientific breakthrough
synonyms:
precipice, threshold, verge
similar words:
crisis, crossroads, edge, extremity, juncture, point, turning point