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edge
British English: /ɛdʒ/
American English: /ɛdʒ/

Translation of edge in French:

noun

  • 1 (outer limit)
    (of table, road, lake, field)
    bord (m)
    (of coin)
    bordure (f)
    (of wood, clearing)
    lisière (f)
    at the water's edge on the edge of the city
    en bordure de la ville
    the film had us on the edge of our seats
    le film nous a tenus en haleine
  • 4 (sharpness) to give an edge to
    aiguiser (appetite)
    to take the edge off
    gâter (pleasure)
    calmer (anger, appetite)
    soulager (pain)
    there was an edge to his voice
    sa voix avait quelque chose de tendu
    to lose one's edge
    (writing, style)
    perdre sa vivacité
    (person)
    perdre sa vigueur
  • 5 (advantage)to have the edge over ou on
    avoir l'avantage sur (competitor, rival)
    to give somebody the edge over
    donner à quelqu'un l'avantage sur
    to have a slight edge
    avoir une légère avance (over sur)
  • 6 (touchy) to be on edge
    (person)
    être énervé
    my nerves are on edge
    j'ai les nerfs fatigués
    that sound sets my teeth on edge
    ce bruit me fait grincer des dents
  • 7 [figurative] (extremity) to live on the edge
    vivre dangereusement
    the news pushed him over the edge
    cette nouvelle l'a achevé

transitive verb

  • 1 (move slowly) to edge something towards
    approcher quelque chose de
    he edged the car closer to the kerb
    il a rapproché la voiture du trottoir
    to edge one's way along
    longer la bordure de (cliff, parapet)
  • 2 (trim)
    border (collar, handkerchief)

intransitive verb

  • (advance) to edge forward
    avancer doucement
    to edge up to
    s'approcher doucement de
    to edge out of a parking space
    se dégager lentement d'une place de parking
    to edge closer to
    se rapprocher de (victory, independence)
    to edge towards
    s'approcher à petits pas de (door, victory)

Phrasal verbs

edge out

edge out
(car, driver) (of space)
se dégager petit à petit (of de)
(of side street)
sortir petit à petit (of de)
I edged out of the room/door
je me suis glissé hors de la pièce/par la porte
to edge somebody out of
évincer quelqu'un de (job)
we've edged our competitors out of the market
nous avons éliminé tous nos concurrents du marché

edge up

1
(prices, figure)
augmenter lentement
2to edge up to somebody
s'approcher à petits pas de quelqu'un

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