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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brink, threshold, verge(noun)

    a region marking a boundary

  2. brink(noun)

    the edge of a steep place

  3. verge, brink(noun)

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

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

Wiktionary

  1. brink(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brink(noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. Jerome Kim:

    I need to be blunt, the world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure. And the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries.

  2. Toshihiko Yamazaki:

    Clinics in the residential and office areas seem to be operating on the brink, even if the state of emergency is lifted, patients won't be able to return as long as there is a risk of infection.

  3. Christine Reinolds Kozelle:

    One of the wonderful takeaways is that it has brought to light the resurgence of eagles, they were endangered and now they are coming back from the brink.

  4. 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.

  5. Tedros Adhanom:

    I need to be blunt : the world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure -- and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries.

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