Translation of verge in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (border)(British English)Example sentences1.2to be on the verge of somethingto be on the verge of chaos/ruin
a species on the verge of extinctionestar al borde del caos/de la ruinawe are on the verge of an agreementuna especie en grave peligro de extinciónshe was on the verge of tearsestamos a punto de llegar a un acuerdoestamos a las puertas or en puertas de un acuerdoto be on the verge ofestaba al borde de las lágrimasestaba a punto de ponerse a llorar
- The flat verges were littered with seaweed and plastic flotsam.
-ingthey were on the verge of giving up hopeestar a punto de + infinitiveestaban 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.
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