Definitions

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  • v. To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If our conversation on the enthralling subjects of fertilizers and aphides seemed in its earnest absorption to verge on the emotional and tender he interfered at once.

    My Robin

  • They range from very businesslike and bottom-line-oriented vocations barely on the edge of alternative to careers that verge on the fine arts.

    You’re Certifiable

  • Externally I realize that my actions verge on the unstable, yet through the Pur­pose I am able to overcome this.

    The False Mirror

  • Towards the close of his life Mivart's philosophical speculations began to verge on an "interpretation" of theological dogma that was incompatible with the Faith.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The handwriting was expansive and backslanted, so ornate as to verge on the calligraphic.

    Over the Edge

  • (three last lines verge on poetry) being replaced by a new game called tennis, I probably say, “No. Do you?”

    The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him

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