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edge

noun

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1 a harsh or sharp quality
  • the teacher's voice had a sarcastic edge as she welcomed the tardy student to class

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2 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
  • the design along the edge of the plate is badly worn

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4 the power to produce a desired result
  • the utter lack of enforcement provisions totally blunts the edge of the law

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5 an interval of time just before the onset of something
  • the nation's economy was on the edge of collapse when the Federal Reserve took exceptionally bold action

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edge

verb

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1 to make sharp or sharper
  • if you edge the tip of that stick, it should be a fine skewer for roasting marshmallows

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2 to serve as a border for
  • pavement edging the flower bed

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The first known use of edge was before the 12th century

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“Edge.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/edge. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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