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brink

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Pronunciation: /brɪŋk
 
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Definition of brink in English:

noun

1The extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water: the brink of the cliffs at the brink of the pond I hesitated
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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 the club has come close to the brink, surviving winding-up orders
More example sentences
  • Yes, this is on the brink of a crisis.
  • Indeed, to judge by the level of public awareness, you'd scarcely know we were on the brink of an energy crisis.
  • I fear that the world is on the brink of a chronic shortage.
Synonyms
verge, edge, threshold, point, dawn;

Origin

Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.

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