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 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
  • 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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Word of the day órbita
f
orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.

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
  • 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

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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Word of the day órbita
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orbit …
Cultural fact of the day

The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.