There are 2 main translations of verge in German:

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verge 1

British English: /vəːdʒ/
American English: /vərdʒ/

noun

  • 1 (grass edging)
    Rasensaum, der
    (on road) ‘keep off the verge’
    „Bankette nicht befahrbar“
    soft verge
  • 2 (brink, border) (literal or figurative)
    Rand, der
    [figurative] (point at which something begins)
    be on the verge of economic collapse/of war/of death
    am Rand des wirtschaftlichen Zusammenbruchs/an der Schwelle des Krieges/Todes stehen
    be on the verge of despair/tears/a breakthrough/a breakdown
    der Verzweiflung/den Tränen/dem Durchbruch/einem Nervenzusammenbruch nahe sein
    be on the verge of doing something bring somebody/something to the verge of something
    jemanden/etwas an den Rand von etwas bringen

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verge 2

intransitive verb

  • (Hügel, Land)
    verge to[wards] something
    [figurative]
    einer Sache Dat. zustreben
    verge towards old age
    langsam alt werden

Phrasal verbs

verge on

transitive verb
[an]grenzen an
+ Akk.
be verging on 70
an die 70 sein
an estate verging on four acres
[figurative]
ein Grundstück von fast vier Morgen [Größe]
be verging on tears/madness blue verging on grey
[figurative]
ein Blau, das schon fast grau wirkt
be verging on bankruptcy
vor dem Bankrott stehen

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