verge on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of verge on/upon

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

Word by Word Definitions

verge play
  1. : brink, threshold

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

  3. : an outer margin of an object or structural part

  1. : to be contiguous

  2. : to be on the verge or border

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

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

  3. : to be in transition or change

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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