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

Translation of verge in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (border)
    (British English)
    Example sentences
    • The flat verges were littered with seaweed and plastic flotsam.
    1.2to be on the verge of somethingto be on the verge of chaos/ruin
    estar al borde del caos/de la ruina
    a species on the verge of extinction
    una especie en grave peligro de extinción
    we are on the verge of an agreement
    estamos a punto de llegar a un acuerdo
    estamos a las puertas or en puertas de un acuerdo
    she was on the verge of tears
    estaba al borde de las lágrimas
    estaba a punto de ponerse a llorar
    to be on the verge of -ing
    estar a punto de + infinitive
    they were on the verge of giving up hope
    estaban ya a punto de perder la esperanza
  • 2 (of road)
    (British English)
    Example sentences
    • In north Norfolk we are used to the dramatic appearance of a Barn Owl as it hunts the road side verges searching for small rodents.
    • These days the Trace is a bitumen road, grass verges neatly manicured and mowed for mile after funereal mile.
    • The dog, nicknamed John, appeared on the grass verge by the side of the road in the main street through the village.

Phrasal verbs

verge on

verb + preposition + object
rayar en
ser rayano en
this is verging on the ridiculous!
¡esto ya raya en lo ridículo!
he's verging on 60
anda rondando los 60

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