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Bring the two edges together and fasten them securely.
A new mall is to be built on the edge of town.
Victoria was sitting on the edge of the bed.
Training can give you the edge over your competitors.
There is an edge to his new album that wasn't there in the last one.
Had she imagined the slight edge in his voice?
Despite the apparent respectability, he was a man who liked to live on the edge.
He came close to the edge after losing his business and his wife in the same year.
This film will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Aspirin will usually take the edge off the pain.
The thought briefly took the edge off her enjoyment.
This is the American English definition of edge. View British English definition of edge.
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