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English definition of “verge on sth”

verge on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with verge   /vɜːdʒ/ us    /vɝːdʒ/
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.AlmostMerely and barely
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