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edge British & World English

The outside limit of an object, area, or surface

edge English Thesaurus

the edge of the lake

teeter on the brink British & World English

Be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation

on edge British & World English

Tense, nervous, or irritable

edge city British & World English

A relatively large urban area situated on the outskirts of a city, typically beside a major road

edge tool British & World English

A handworked or machine-operated cutting tool

fore-edge British & World English

The outer vertical edge of the pages of a book

hard-edge British & World English

Of or relating to a style of abstract painting characterized by geometric shapes with sharply defined edges and often in bright colors

top edge British & World English

A shot hit into the air off the upper edge of a bat held sideways

fore-edge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

outer vertical edge of the pages of a book

deckle edge British & World English

The rough uncut edge of a sheet of paper, formed by a deckle

knife-edge British & World English

The edge of a knife

razor edge British & World English

A sharp edge of a knife or similar implement

deckle edge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

rough uncut edge of a sheet of paper

bleeding edge British & World English

The very forefront of technological development

cutting edge British & World English

The edge of a tool’s blade

feather edge British & World English

A fine edge produced by tapering a board, plank, or other object

leading edge British & World English

The foremost edge of an aerofoil, especially a wing or propeller blade

straight edge British & World English

A bar with one accurately straight edge, used for testing whether something else is straight

trailing edge British & World English

The rear edge of a moving body, especially an aircraft wing or propeller blade

edge connector British & World English

An electrical connector with a row of contacts, fitted to the edge of a printed circuit board to facilitate connection to external circuits

edge someone out British & World English

Narrowly defeat a rival or opponent

dull the edge of British & World English

Cause to be less keenly felt; reduce the intensity of

take the edge off British & World English

Reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe)

on edge in edge British & World English

Tense, nervous, or irritable

on the edge of one's seat British & World English

Very excited and giving one’s full attention to something

set someone's teeth on edge British & World English

(Especially of a harsh sound) cause someone to feel intense discomfort or irritation

edge someone out in edge British & World English

Narrowly defeat a rival or opponent

the razor edge in razor edge British & World English

The most advanced stage in the development of something; the cutting edge

top-edge in top edge British & World English

Hit (the ball) off the upper edge of a bat held sideways; hit a ball delivered by (a bowler) in this way

edgeways British & World English

With the edge uppermost or towards the viewer

the abyss in abyss British & World English

A catastrophic situation seen as likely to occur

push the envelope British & World English

Approach or extend the limits of what is possible

cutting-edge in cutting edge British & World English

Highly advanced; innovative or pioneering

razor's edge in razor edge British & World English

A sharp edge of a knife or similar implement

‘The Edge’ in U2 British & World English

An Irish rock group featuring the vocals of Bono (Paul Hewson, b.1960) and the distinctive guitar work of ‘The Edge’ (David Evans, b.1961), known for albums that include Rattle and Hum (1988)

on edge in edge English Thesaurus

she felt on edge and wanted to get moving

fore-edge in margin New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the four margins of a page are called back or gutter (at the binding), head (at the top), fore-edge (opposite the binding), and tail (at the foot)

dull the edge of in dull British & World English

Cause to be less keenly felt; reduce the intensity of

take the edge off in edge British & World English

Reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe)

teeter on the brink in teeter British & World English

Be very close to a difficult or dangerous situation

set someone's teeth on edge in edge British & World English

(Especially of a harsh sound) cause someone to feel intense discomfort or irritation


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