Definition of close to the edge
- He likes to live (life) on the edge.
- The high-wire walker lives close to the edge.
: to move so as to bar passage through something
: to block against entry or passage
: to deny access to
: a coming or bringing to a conclusion
: a conclusion or end in time or existence : cessation
: the concluding passage (as of a speech or play)
: an enclosed area
: the precinct (see precinct 2a) of a cathedral
: a narrow passage leading from a street to a court and the houses within or to the common stairway of tenements
: having no openings : closed
: confined or carefully guarded
: in a close position or manner
: the cutting side of a blade
: the sharpness of a blade
: force, effectiveness
: to give an edge to
: to be on an edge of
: to move or force gradually
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