Translation of edge in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 countable (cutting part) to put an edge on somethingcompanies on the leading edge of information technologyafilar algohe'll get the rough edge of my tongue [colloquial]compañías a la vanguardia de la informáticato be on edgeme va a oírse las voy a cantar bien claras [colloquial]to take the edge off somethingher smile took the edge off her critical remarksestar nerviosotener los nervios de punta or a flor de piel [colloquial]this will take the edge off your appetitesu sonrisa suavizó or hizo menos duras sus críticasesto te calmará un poco el hambre or [colloquial] te engañará el estómagoExample sentences1.2 uncountable (sharpness) See examples: his voice had a menacing edge to it
the article lacks critical edgesu voz tenía un tono amenazanteel artículo no es lo suficientemente incisivo
- 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.
- 2 (advantage) it would give us the edge over our competitorshe has a definite edge over his rivalsnos colocaría en una posición de ventaja con respecto a nuestros competidoreswe no longer have the edge in quality or pricetiene una clara ventaja sobre sus rivalesya no tenemos la delantera ni en calidad ni en precioExample sentences
- 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 countable 3.1 (border, brink) (no plural) at the water's edgethe car rolled over the edgea la orilla del aguait kept us on the edge of our seats till the endel coche se despeñó or se desbarrancó3.2 (of object) See examples: the cloth had frayed at the edgesnos tuvo en vilo or en tensión hasta el finalI laid the planks edge to edgeel paño se había deshilachado en los bordesthe coin landed on its edgecoloqué las tablas lado con ladola moneda cayó de cantoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (border) See examples: the collar was edged with furthe paper was edged in blackel cuello estaba ribeteado de pielthe palm trees that edged the beachel papel tenía un borde negro1.2las palmeras que bordeaban la playa(lawn/grass)recortar los bordes deExample sentences
- 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) See examples: he edged his chair closer to hersI tried to edge her toward the doorfue acercando su silla a la de ellashe edged her way along the ledgetraté de llevarla poco a poco hacia la puertaI edged my way along the packed corridorfue avanzando poco a poco por la cornisame fui abriendo paso por el pasillo abarrotado de gente
- 3 (sharpen) a voice edged with fearuna voz que dejaba traslucir cierto temorExample sentences
- ‘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 (American English) → edge out
- (+ adverb complement) to edge forward/closer/awaythe child edged closer to his motherir avanzando/acercándose/alejándose (poco a poco)they are edging toward an agreementel niño se fue arrimando a su madrethe pound edged up half a cent against the dollarpoco a poco se están acercando a un acuerdola libra logró subir medio centavo con respecto al dólar
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