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cusp

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1 an interval of time just before the onset of something
  • medical researchers who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough

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2 the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow
  • the cusp of a fang

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“Cusp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cusp. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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