border on

Definition of border on

  1. 1 :  to have a border on (something) :  to lie on a boundary of (something) The area my ancestors come from borders on the Atacama Desert.

  2. 2 :  to be very like (something) :  to come very close to being (something) The play's dialog borders on the ridiculous. an enthusiasm bordering on fanaticism

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an outer part or edge

    :  an ornamental design at the edge of a fabric or rug

    :  a narrow bed of planted ground along the edge of a lawn or walkway

  1. :  to put a border on

    :  to touch at the edge or boundary :  bound

    :  to lie on the border

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