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The outside limit of an object, area, or surface
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“As I rounded the curve on the edge of the field, I saw a stretch of grass headland, and there were hares!”
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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.”
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A position of superiority or dominance
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“On the criterion of competence, Clarke had the edge over his rivals.”
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A point in time immediately before something (significant) happens
“Scientists believe they are on the edge of a major breakthrough.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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“A slightly sharp edge is sometimes required for satire or comedy to be effective.”
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(figuratively) The ability to produce a desired effect or result
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“This circumstance in some measure blunts the edge of criticism which, were the author living, he might, to some degree, have felt.”
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A strong taste, flavour, or smell
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A point of entry or beginning
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One's circumstances, especially when it is out of one's control
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Stitches, collectively
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Extreme tension
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The area on either side of a road
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The land along the edge of a sea, lake, or other large body of water
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A corner, especially an external projection or an internal recess of a part of a building or other structure
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A narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface
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A point where two or more things are joined
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Usefulness or benefit
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A distinguishing quality or attribute
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The amount by which a competitor is ahead in a contest
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In a state of distress, resourcelessness, tension, difficulty, etc.
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An instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weapon
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A hardened layer, coating, or deposit on the surface of something soft
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The power, energy or strength to deliver an effect
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The thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon
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The bottom, base, or lower end of something
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To make, form, or be an edge or border for
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“One of my favorite ways to edge a garden is to use border plants.”
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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.”
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To draw closer (to something or someone)
“Indeed, rare species continue to edge towards the precipice of extinction.”
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To move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“Chilvers motioned for the group to slowly edge towards the crowd and towards Richard.”
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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.”
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(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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To move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
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To move or proceed onward
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To move very slowly (towards something)
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To cheat or trick
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To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant
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To be victorious over
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To draw, trace, or define the outer edge or shape of
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