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brink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrinkbrink /brɪŋk/ ●○○ noun  1 the brink (of something)2 push/tip somebody over the brink3 the brink of something
Examples from the Corpus
brinkBut some sort of step back from the brink was essential.LeBlond joined the company in 1975 and brought it from the brink of bankruptcy to its present robust status.New York, if you believe New Yorkers, is always on the brink of disaster.Is it really news that a couple on the brink of separation should be arguing about the custody of their children?But when the bust came, he teetered with others on the brink of bankruptcy.The back row, from about the third day of classes on, teetered on the brink of chaos.They could even bring major states to the brink of war.Some members say this decision has pushed them to the brink of deserting a church they love.
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