Definition of brink in English:

brink

Syllabification: brink
Pronunciation: /briNGk
 
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noun

  • 1An extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope: the brink of the cliffs
    More example sentences
    • She stood on the brink of a waterfall, the icy cold river rushed about her waist.
    • I am now finding myself on a deserted beach on the brink of a saline washout.
    • The young brave soon found he was on the brink of a cliff hanging high over a wide river.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge: the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis a hapless dictator teetering on the brink

Origin

Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.

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