verge

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. edge, brink, rim, marge, margin; point, eve; limit. —v. i. be on the point (of); border, skirt, approach, touch; tend, incline. See tendency, nearness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. edge, brink, terminus; see boundary .
on the verge of,
Syn. not quite, at the point of, almost; see about to .
v.
1. [To be on the brink]
Syn. border, end, edge, touch; see approach 2 .
2. [To tend toward]
Syn. incline, lean, turn, swing toward; see tend 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
edge, brink, border, margin, limit, threshold, boundary, extremity, fringe, skirt, rim, lip, outer limits.
II
v.
incline, tend, lean toward, approach, come close, edge, neighbor, touch.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A fairly narrow line or space forming a boundary: border, borderline, brim, brink, edge, edging, fringe, margin, periphery, rim. Chiefly Military: perimeter. See EDGE. 1. A transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur: borderline, brink, edge, point, threshold. See EDGE. II verb 1. To be contiguous or next to: abut, adjoin, border, bound2, butt2, join, meet1, neighbor, touch. See NEAR. 2. To put or form a border on: border, bound2, edge, fringe, margin, rim, skirt. See EDGE.

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