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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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. David Carter:

    Old school sports reporting in a traditional sense has become a dying art, combine this with trends in sports news consumption, including popular niche websites and social media, and newspaper reporting finds itself being on the brink.

  2. Kelley Long:

    If you’re facing severe debt issues and on the brink of bankruptcy, the last thing you want to do is use this money to pay off debt, your 401(k) money is protected in bankruptcy.

  3. 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.

  4. Mazen Issa:

    With European political drama retreating from the brink, the peak in the dollar index was likely observed at 95.

  5. Richard Giragosian:

    It seems unlikely that anyone except the parties to the conflict themselves can climb down and step back from the brink, but a return to normalcy and a real de-escalation seems unlikely.

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