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fringe

noun [C] uk   /frɪndʒ/ us  

fringe noun [C] (EDGE)

C2 the outer or less important part of an area, group, or activity: the southern fringe of the city the radical fringes of the party He attended several of the fringe meetings at the conference.

fringe noun [C] (DECORATION)

a decorative edge of hanging narrow strips of material or threads on a piece of clothing or material: a fringe around the edge of a tablecloth

fringe noun [C] (HAIR)

C2 UK (US bangs) an area of hair hanging over the forehead (= part of the face above the eyes) that is cut shorter than the rest of the hair: a short fringe

fringe

verb uk   /frɪndʒ/ us  
be fringed with sth If a place is fringed with something, that thing forms a border along the edge: The river is fringed with wild flowers.
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