There are 2 translations of edge in Spanish:

edge1

Pronunciation: /edʒ/

n

  • 1 1.1 c (cutting part) filo (m) to put an edge on sth afilar algo companies on the leading edge of information technology compañías a la vanguardia de la informática he'll get the rough edge of my tongue [colloquial/familiar] me va a oír, se las voy a cantar bien claras [familiar/colloquial] to be on edge estar* nervioso, tener* los nervios de punta or a flor de piel [familiar/colloquial] to take the edge off sth her smile took the edge off her critical remarks su sonrisa suavizó or hizo menos duras sus críticas this will take the edge off your appetite esto te calmará un poco el hambre or [familiar/colloquial] te engañará el estómago
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    • The knife has been described as having a six or seven-inch blade with a jagged edge down one side only.
    • That means they can be used on the edges of razor blades for a smoother cut.
    • Circular blades formed blade breakers on either side of the flare, their outer edges sharpened.
    1.2 u (sharpness) his voice had a menacing edge to it su voz tenía un tono amenazante the article lacks critical edge el artículo no es lo suficientemente incisivo
  • 2 (advantage) ventaja (f) it would give us the edge over our competitors nos colocaría en una posición de ventaja con respecto a nuestros competidores he has a definite edge over his rivals tiene una clara ventaja sobre sus rivales we no longer have the edge in quality or price ya no tenemos la delantera ni en calidad ni en precio
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    • He is expected to have the edge over his three rivals.
    • Concrete reasoning gives you the edge over your peers and rivals.
    • We are constantly looking for improvements that will give us the edge over our competition.
  • 3 c 3.1 (border, brink) (no pl) borde (m), orilla (f) at the water's edge a la orilla del agua the car rolled over the edge el coche se despeñó or se desbarrancó it kept us on the edge of our seats till the end nos tuvo en vilo or en tensión hasta el final 3.2 (of object) the cloth had frayed at the edges el paño se había deshilachado en los bordes I laid the planks edge to edge coloqué las tablas lado con lado the coin landed on its edge la moneda cayó de canto
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    • I found a tree toward the edges of the outside area, and sat cross-legged, before unzipping my guitar bag.
    • The trim was stitched close to the inside edge then the outside edge.
    • The road direct from Middleton is steep and narrow, with the road surface breaking away at the edges due to water erosion in places.
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    • The speed and tension of city life has him at the edge of psychosis: something has to give, there has to be a safety valve.
    • It's partly the strained atmosphere in Japan at this moment, with the whole nation poised on the edge of a financial crash.
    • We never learn from our mistakes and we are all, at any moment, standing at the edge of chaos.

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There are 2 translations of edge in Spanish:

edge2

vt

  • 1 1.1 (border) the collar was edged with fur el cuello estaba ribeteado de piel the paper was edged in black el papel tenía un borde negro the palm trees that edged the beach las palmeras que bordeaban la playa 1.2 [lawn/grass] recortar los bordes de
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    • A smooth border edges the mainspring housing and front of the grip strap to reduce drag and snag when carried concealed under.
    • Raffael offers a partial view of a pool edged by rocks with brush hanging over the water.
    • In addition, the borders surrounding the central lawn are edged with one-foot squares of flagstone.
  • 2 (move cautiously) he edged his chair closer to hers fue acercando su silla a la de ella I tried to edge her toward the door traté de llevarla poco a poco hacia la puerta she edged her way along the ledge fue avanzando poco a poco por la cornisa I edged my way along the packed corridor me fui abriendo paso por el pasillo abarrotado de gente
  • 3 (sharpen) afilar a voice edged with fear una voz que dejaba traslucir cierto temor
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    • ‘The next shot won't miss,’ she assured him, malice edging her voice.
    • ‘You are slightly late for once,’ he said, sarcasm edging his voice.
    • ‘I think… I think that they are going to execute Darrius,’ she responded, worry edging her voice.
  • 4 (AmE) edge out

vi

  • (+ adv compl) to edge forward/closer/away ir* avanzando/acercándose/alejándose (poco a poco) the child edged closer to his mother el niño se fue arrimando a su madre they are edging toward an agreement poco a poco se están acercando a un acuerdo the pound edged up half a cent against the dollar la libra logró subir medio centavo con respecto al dólar

Phrasal verbs

edge out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[rival/opponent] ganarle por mano a or (RPl) ganarle de mano a (Chi) or ganarle la mano a they edged the nationalists out of second place lograron quitarles el segundo lugar a los nacionalistas

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Catalán is the language of Catalonia. Like Castilian, Catalan is a Romance language. Variants of it include mallorquín of the Balearic Islands and valenciano spoken in the autonomous region of Valencia. Banned under Franco, Catalan has enjoyed a revival since Spain's return to democracy and now has around 11 million speakers. It is the medium of instruction in schools and universities and its use is widespread in business, the arts, and the media. Many books are published in Catalan. See also lenguas cooficiales.