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verge on sth

phrasal verb with verge uk   /vɜːdʒ/  us   /vɝːdʒ/ verb
to be almost a particular state, quality, or feeling, especially one that is very bad or very good: At times, his performance verged on brilliance, but at others it was only ordinary.
Translations of “verge on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近, 瀕臨…
in Russian граничить с чем-либо…
in Turkish ...a/e kadar varmak, yaklaşmak, sınırında olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近, 濒临…
in Polish graniczyć z czymś…
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