brink definition

  • noun:
    • top of the side of a steep or straight slope: the verge of a cliff.
    • The margin of land bordering a body of water.
    • The point at which one thing is likely to start; the verge: "Time and again the monarchs and statesmen of European Countries approached the brink of conflict” ( W. Bruce Lincoln). See Synonyms at edge.
    • The advantage, margin, or border of a steep location, as of a precipice; a bank or advantage, at the time of a river or gap; a verge; a border; as, the verge of a chasm. Additionally made use of figuratively.
    • The side, margin, or edge of a steep location, as of a precipice; a bank or side, at the time of a river or pit; a verge; a border. Also Fig.
    • The advantage, margin, or edge of a steep destination, as of a precipice or the bank of a river; verge; for this reason, close proximity: because, “the precipice's brink,”
    • to-be regarding the brink of spoil.
    • Synonyms See rim.
    • the edge of a steep destination
    • a region establishing a boundary
    • the limit beyond which anything occurs or changes
    • The upper side of a steep or straight slope: the brink of a cliff.
    • The margin of land bordering a body of liquid.
    • the point where one thing is likely to start; the brink: "Time and again the monarchs and statesmen of European countries approached the verge of conflict” ( W. Bruce Lincoln). See Synonyms at edge.
    • The advantage, margin, or border of a steep destination, as of a precipice; a bank or side, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; because, the verge of a chasm. In addition used figuratively.
    • The advantage, margin, or edge of a steep destination, by a precipice; a bank or edge, at the time of a river or pit; a verge; a border. Additionally Fig.
    • The advantage, margin, or edge of a steep location, since a precipice and/or bank of a river; brink; thus, close proximity: since, “the precipice's brink,”
    • becoming regarding brink of ruin.
    • Synonyms See rim.
    • the edge of a steep spot
    • a region marking a boundary
    • the restriction beyond which some thing occurs or changes

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