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brink

noun

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an interval of time just before the onset of something
  • was at the brink of death when the rescuers arrived

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The first known use of brink was in the 13th century

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“Brink.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brink. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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