Approach, come close to, as in Her ability verges on genius. [Early 1800s]
Be on the edge or border of, as in Our property verges on conservation land. [Late 1700s]
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How to use verge on in a sentence
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Late into the night they lingered on the veranda, and he found himself on the verge of confessing all to her.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was still in the verge of possibility that his son might seek his father in that dismal chamber.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A coward by nature, he had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown before the trial, thinking of what might happen.
This mine is situated in low ground near the verge of the stream, and was at first only worked for gold.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick