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  • 1An extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope.

    ‘ the brink of the cliffs’
    • ‘She stood on the brink of a waterfall, the icy cold river rushed about her waist.’
    • ‘I am now finding myself on a deserted beach on the brink of a saline washout.’
    • ‘The young brave soon found he was on the brink of a cliff hanging high over a wide river.’
    • ‘It didn't feel like she was on the brink of a cliff about to fall off.’
    • ‘At last he implored Edgar to guide him to the brink of a cliff so that he could throw himself off.’
    • ‘I took a seat on the brink of the pond and ran my hand along the warm water.’
    edge, verge, margin, rim, lip
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    1. 1.1A point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.
      ‘the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis’
      • ‘a hapless dictator teetering on the brink’
      verge, edge, threshold, point, dawn
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/briNGk/ /brɪŋk/


Middle English of Scandinavian origin.