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brink

Noun

1 a region marking a boundary [syn: threshold, verge]
2 the edge of a steep place
3 the limit beyond which something happens or changes; "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy" [syn: verge]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the brink of a chasm. Also used figurativley.

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Extensive Definition

Brink is a German and Dutch surname and means village green. It is also thought to have originally meant "hill with green grass."
Brink may refer to:
brink in German: Brink
brink in Low German: Brink
brink in Dutch: Brink

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