edge1 W2S2 [edʒ] n
1¦(outside part)¦
4 on edge
7 on the edge of something
9 take the edge off something
10 on the edge of your seat
11 be on the edge
[: Old English; Origin: ecg]
the part of an object that is furthest from its centre
Put the lamb in the centre of the dish, with the vegetables and herbs around the edge.
the edge of sth
the right hand edge of the page
Jennifer walked to the edge of the wood.
Billy sat on the edge of the bed.
He stood at the water's edge staring across the lake.
A leaf was on the ground, curling up at the edges.
2.) ¦(BLADE)¦
the thin sharp part of a blade or tool that cuts
a knife with a sharp edge
3.) ¦(ADVANTAGE)¦ [singular, U]
something that gives you an advantage over others
Companies are employing more research teams to get an edge.
The next version of the software will have the edge over its competitors.
4.) on edge
nervous, especially because you are expecting something unpleasant to happen
Paul felt on edge about meeting Lisa.
5.) ¦(VOICE)¦ [singular]
a quality in someone's voice that makes it sound slightly angry or impatient
There was an edge of hostility in Jack's voice.
Desperation lent an edge to her voice.
6.) ¦(SLOPE)¦
an area beside a very steep slope
She walked almost to the edge of the cliff.
7.) on the edge of sth
close to the point at which something different, especially something bad, will happen
Their economy is on the edge of collapse.
She is on the edge of despair.
8.) ¦(QUALITY)¦ [singular]
a special quality of excitement or danger
The school's campaign has been given an extra edge by being filmed for television.
9.) take the edge off sth
to make something less bad, good, strong etc
Pascoe was drinking whisky to take the edge off the pain.
10.) on the edge of your seat
giving all your attention to something exciting
The film's ending had me on the edge of my seat.
11.) be on the edge informal
to be behaving in a way that makes it seem as if you are going crazy
edge 2
edge2 v
2¦(put at edge)¦
1.) ¦(MOVE)¦ [I,T always + adverb/preposition]
to move gradually with several small movements, or to make something do this
Tim was edging away from the crowd.
She edged closer to get a better look.
He edged her towards the door.
edge your way into/round/through etc sth
Christine edged her way round the back of the house.
2.) ¦(PUT AT EDGE)¦ [T usually passive]
to put something on the edge or border of something
The city square was edged by trees.
be edged with sth
The tablecloth is edged with lace.
3.) ¦(CHANGE)¦ [I,T always + adverb/preposition]
to change gradually, especially so as to get better or worse
edge up/down
Profits have edged up.
The paper has edged ahead of (=been more successful than) its rivals.
4.) ¦(GRASS)¦ [T]
to cut the edges of an area of grass so that they are tidy and straight

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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