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noun [singular] brink pronunciation in American English /brɪŋk/
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    the brink

    the point in time when something very bad or very good is about to happen
    bring someone to the brink of something:

    The crisis brought the two nations to the brink of war.

    on the brink of (doing) something:

    She believed she was on the brink of discovering a cure for cancer.

    back from the brink of something:

    A late goal pulled the team back from the brink of defeat.

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