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on the verge (of)

(also to the verge of)C2 If you are on the verge of something or come to the verge of something, you are very ​close to ​experiencing it: on the verge of ​collapse/​success/​tears/​death/​disaster/​war Her husband's ​violent and ​abusivebehaviour drove her to the verge of ​despair.
(Definition of on the verge (of) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the verge (of)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接近于…, 濒于……
in Chinese (Traditional) 接近於…, 瀕於……
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