verge on/upon

Definition of verge on/upon

  1. :  to come near to being (something) comedy that verges on farce His accusations were verging on slander.

Word by Word Definitions

vergeplay
  1. :  brink, threshold

    :  something that borders, limits, or bounds: such as

    :  an outer margin of an object or structural part

  1. :  to be contiguous

    :  to be on the verge or border

  1. :  to move or tend toward the horizon :  sink

    :  to move or extend in some direction or toward some condition

    :  to be in transition or change

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon


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