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  1. edge
    IPA[ej]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. provide with a border or edge:

      the pool is edged with paving
    • 2. move gradually, carefully, or furtively in a particular direction:

      she tried to edge away from him Hazel quietly edged him away from the others Nick edged his way through the crowd
      Synonym : creep, inch (one's way), worm (one's way), work (one's way), pick one's way, nose (one's way), ease (oneself), ease (one's way), advance slowly, advance stealthily, sidle, steal, slink
    • 3. defeat by a small margin:

      Connecticut avoided an upset and edged Yale 49–48
    • 4. give an intense or sharp quality to:

      the bitterness that edged her voice
    • 5. ski with one's weight on the edges of one's skis:

      you will be edging early, controlling a parallel turn
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: edge, plural noun: edges

    • v.: verb: edge, 3rd person present: edges, gerund or present participle: edging, past tense: edged, past participle: edged

    • noun

      the outside limit of an object, area, or surface:

      an area next to a steep drop:

    • verb

      provide with a border or edge:

      move or cause to move gradually or furtively in a particular direction:

    • adjective

      (of an object, area, or surface) having an outside edge or boundary of a specified kind:

      (of an implement or weapon) having a sharpened blade for cutting:

    • noun

      something forming an edge or border:

      the process of providing something with an edge or border:

    • noun

      something forming an edge or border:

      the process of providing something with an edge or border:

    • adjective

      (of an object, area, or surface) having an outside edge or boundary of a specified kind:

      (of an implement or weapon) having a sharpened blade for cutting:

    • noun

      the edge of a knife.

      (of creases or pleats in a garment) very fine:

    • noun

      the edge of a tool's blade:

      the latest or most advanced stage in the development of something:

    • adjective

      at the latest or most advanced stage of development; innovative or pioneering:
    • noun

      the foremost edge of an airfoil, especially a wing or propeller blade.

      the forefront or vanguard, especially of technological development:

    • noun

      a sharp edge of a knife, axe, or similar implement:

      the most advanced stage in the development of something; the cutting edge:

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