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

  1. :  a rod or staff carried as an emblem of authority or symbol of office

    :  a stick or wand held by a person being admitted to tenancy while he swears fealty

    :  the spindle of a watch balance

  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

  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon

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