English version

verge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvergeverge1 /vɜːdʒ $ vɜːrdʒ/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 be on the verge of something2 British English the edge of a road, path etc The car skidded across the road and came to a stop on the grass verge.
Examples from the Corpus
vergeDoyle swerved, running the car on to the right hand verge, and braked hard.Flocks of large black-and-white birds shifted in unison across the middle of the roundabouts and along roadside verges, probing for worms.Born in 1930, so she must be on the verge of retirement now.And adults do not need to be on the verge of shouting or crying for these mechanisms to be involved.Now Carter is on the verge of burning brighter than the Olympic flame.In those years, I believed I was on the verge of a major discovery.Binyomin and Tsila had not only kissed but were on the verge of becoming man and wife in earnest.He and his wife Brooke Hayward were on the verge of divorce - they finally split up in 1969.
vergeverge2 verb   verge on/upon something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
vergeThat seemed a sober judgment not even verging on hyperbole.At times these adjustments verge on sharp practice enabled by the fact that ingredients do not have to be revealed.Domestically produced cars are overpriced while prices for imported cars verge on the absurd.In the case of Essex and Keith Fletcher it may well verge on the impossible.After overheating in 1989, the market may be verging on the over-cautious today.Their desire to play an expansive game is often dangerous, verging on the suicidal.
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Verb table
verge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyverge
he, she, itverges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyverged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave verged
he, she, ithas verged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad verged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill verge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have verged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam verging
he, she, itis verging
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you, we, theyare verging
Past
I, he, she, itwas verging
you, we, theywere verging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been verging
he, she, ithas been verging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been verging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be verging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been verging
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