brink


brink

noun \ˈbriŋk\

Definition of BRINK

1
:  edge; especially :  the edge at the top of a steep place
2
:  a bank especially of a river
3
:  the point of onset :  verge <on the brink of war>
4
:  the threshold of danger

Examples of BRINK

  1. <was at the brink of death when the rescuers arrived>

Origin of BRINK

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse brekka slope; akin to Middle Dutch brink grassland
First Known Use: 13th century

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