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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

  2. brinknoun

    the edge of a steep place

  3. verge, brinknoun

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"


  1. brinknoun

    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 figuratively.


  1. brink

    Brink (stylized as BRINK) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Splash Damage and published by Bethesda Softworks for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2011.In Brink, two factions, Resistance and Security, battle in a once-utopian city called The Ark, a floating city above the waters of a flooded Earth.Brink has Steamworks integration, including Valve Anti-Cheat. It runs on id Tech 4 and has an updated rendering framework with improved support for multiple CPU cores. Brink is a first-person shooter with a strong focus on parkour-style movement. Online multiplayer servers hold up to 16 players; players can play cooperatively or competitively, or against artificially-intelligent bots. The game received mixed or average reviews but was commercially successful. As of 2012, Brink had sold over 2.5 million copies and generated around $120–140 million in revenue. The PC version of Brink became free-to-play on 22 August 2017.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brinknoun

    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 Fig

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brink

    bringk, n. the edge or border of a steep place or of a river: (fig.) the very verge of time, at the very point of something—e.g. To be on the brink of death. [Dan. brink, declivity; Ice. bringa, a hillock.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brink in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of brink in a Sentence

  1. Alexandre Antonelli:

    The implications of this study for the Amazon are terrifying, unless urgent action is taken now, we may be on the brink of losing the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest, which has evolved for at least 58 million years and sustains the lives of tens of millions of people.

  2. Kristen Campana:

    I don't think there's going to be a floodgate of bankruptcies, but I think there are going to be a lot teetering on the brink as they look at options.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    I hope we pull back from the brink here because these tariffs will not be good for the economy, and I worry that it will slow, if not impeded significantly, the progress we were making economically for the country.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    He has created a crisis that has taken our country to the brink of war, he has not made us safer. He has made the United States more at risk. He's made the Middle East more dangerous. He has made the entire world a more dangerous place.

  5. Jack Nerad:

    I think Kelley Blue Book’s a differentiator for people. For an individual who’s on the brink of buying a new car, if one of the vehicles they’re looking at has it and one does n’t, I ’d be reluctant to buy that car, if you don’t have your smartphone with you, it’s like your soul is gone.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. bristly
    • B. currish
    • C. irascible
    • D. lacerate

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