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English definition of “brink”

brink

noun [S]     /brɪŋk/
the point where a new, different, or dangerous situation is about to begin: the brink of collapse/bankruptcy/disaster Debt crisis led many companies to the brink of bankruptcy. They seem to be teetering on the brink of a major crisis. Right now the company is poised on the brink of success.
(Definition of brink noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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