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fringe

noun [C]  /frɪndʒ/ us  

fringe noun [C] (EDGE)

the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity: There is some industry on the fringes of the city. His organization is a fringe group (= one that represents the views of a small number of people).

fringe noun [C] (DECORATION)

a decorative edge of narrow strips of material or threads on a piece of clothing or material

fringe

verb [T]  /frɪndʒ/ us  

fringe verb [T] (FORM EDGE)

to form a border around the edge of something: The coast is fringed with islands and beaches.
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