Meaning of VERGE in English

VERGE

transcription, транскрипция: [ vɜ:(r)dʒ ]

( verges, verging, verged)

1.

If you are on the verge of something, you are going to do it very soon or it is likely to happen or begin very soon.

The country was on the verge of becoming prosperous and successful...

Carole was on the verge of tears.

= brink

PREP-PHRASE : v-link PREP -ing / n

2.

The verge of a road is a narrow piece of ground by the side of a road, which is usually covered with grass or flowers. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use shoulder )

N-COUNT

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