as in verge
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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as in end
the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow the cusp of a fang

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“Cusp.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cusp. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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