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Meaning of “verge” in the English Dictionary

"verge" in British English

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vergenoun [C]

uk   /vɜːdʒ/  us   /vɝːdʒ/
the ​edge or ​border of something: They set up ​camp on the verge of the ​desert. UK (US shoulder) the ​strip of ​land that ​borders a ​road or ​path: She ​left her ​car by the ​side of the ​road and ​walked along the grass verge to the ​emergencyphone.
(Definition of verge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"verge" in American English

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vergenoun [C]

 us   /vɜrdʒ/
the ​edge, ​border, or ​limit of something
(Definition of verge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “verge”
in Korean 가장자리…
in Arabic حافّة…
in Malaysian bahu jalan…
in French bord…
in Russian край…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邊, 邊緣, 邊沿…
in Italian ciglio stradale…
in Turkish yol kenarı…
in Polish pobocze, krawędź drogi…
in Spanish margen, borde, arcén…
in Vietnamese bờ, ven…
in Portuguese margem, beira…
in Thai ริม (ถนน, ทางเดิน)…
in German der Rand…
in Catalan marge (d’herba)…
in Japanese (草や芝生のはえた)道端…
in Chinese (Simplified) 边, 边缘, 边沿…
in Indonesian tepi…
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