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The outside or furthest limit or extremity of an object, area or surface
The outer parts of a town, city or area
Plural for the outside limit of an object, area, or surface
“As I rounded the curve on the edge of the field, I saw a stretch of grass headland, and there were hares!”
Plural for a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable position
“The events of 1933, however, did give Phibun an edge over his rivals, which he skilfully built upon to gradually assert his dominance.”
Plural for a position of superiority or dominance
“On the criterion of competence, Clarke had the edge over his rivals.”
Plural for a point in time immediately before something (significant) happens
“Scientists believe they are on the edge of a major breakthrough.”
Plural for the highest or most extreme degree of something
“Tom felt that he was right on the edge of his physical limits, but he made the decision to go on.”
Plural for an added decoration, typically along the edges of something
“I also used a pair of fancy-edge scissors to create the decorative edge around the outside of the card.”
Plural for harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
“A slightly sharp edge is sometimes required for satire or comedy to be effective.”
(figuratively) Plural for the ability to produce a desired effect or result
“This circumstance in some measure blunts the edge of criticism which, were the author living, he might, to some degree, have felt.”
To make, form, or be an edge or border for
“One of my favorite ways to edge a garden is to use border plants.”
To decorate or adorn with an edge or border
Edge the cake with white ribbon secured with a small dot of royal icing on the join.”
To draw closer (to something or someone)
“Indeed, rare species continue to edge towards the precipice of extinction.”
To move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“Chilvers motioned for the group to slowly edge towards the crowd and towards Richard.”
To cause to become sharp or sharper
“Twilight was creeping through the woods by the time he rid himself of the Sisterman and sat down to edge his sword.”
(edge out) To defeat narrowly in a contest
“Snyder finished second to Stodola in the primary but surged in the runoff campaign to narrowly edge out his foe.”
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