Definition Of verge


a wand or rod carried before a bishop or dean as an emblem of office.

‘I will carry on looking after the verges until they (the council) shoot me,’ he said.

an edge or border.

they came down to the verge of the lake

approach (something) closely; be close or similar to (something).

despair verging on the suicidal

incline in a certain direction or toward a particular state.

his style verged into the art nouveau school

Example Of verge

  • "Matt and Kirsten are on the verge of breaking up, " Lily said.

  • A lot of the buildings were damaged or were on the verge of collapsing.

  • An extremely competent golfer, Alf was on the verge of turning professional at one time.

  • And then she turned to her friend, who seemed on the verge of collapsing.

  • At one point, an eye-witness saw it throw up dirt and grass from the nearside verge .

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