Meaning of “on the verge (of)” in the English Dictionary

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"on the verge (of)" in British English

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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:

Her husband's violent and abusive behaviour drove her to the verge of despair.

(Definition of “on the verge (of)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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